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S.1803 - MEDS Act (2017-2018)
*S. 3077: Marijuana Effective Drug Studies Act of 2016 (2015-16)
Coons Cosponsors Hatch's Bill
Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Chris Coons (D-DE), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are initial cosponsors of the bill.
""When it comes to Americans' health and well-being, our public policy should be based on scientific research -- not outdated assumptions," said Senator Coons. "Dozens of states across the country, including my home state of Delaware, have shown that medical marijuana laws can be implemented safely and effectively. With more and more states across the country considering similar policies -- an evolution backed by changing public opinion -- federal barriers to conducting medical research simply make no sense. When it comes to public health and safety, the federal government should be promoting policies that seek new information and understanding -- not standing in the way of science."
"U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat seeking his first full six-year term, said he supports the legalization of medical marijuana but not its recreational use."
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