Senators to Announce Bill to Remove Federal Prohibitions on Medical Marijuana
Three senators plan to announce a bill regarding medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Three U.S. Senators plan to announce a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in states where it's already legal.
The measure is being unveiled on Capitol Hill on Tuesday by Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey.
Right now 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Advocates say even in those states, the federal prohibition on marijuana prevents doctors at veteran's facilities from prescribing it for medical purposes and makes access difficult.