Support for the Senate MMJ Bill

A group called “Patients Out of Time” has endorsed the bill now in the U.S. Senate.  Here’s what that bill will do when it becomes law.


The Senate bill represents the most far-reaching reform of the nation’s drug laws since passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970. If enacted in its present form the bill would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana, allowing states to set their own policies. The bill also reschedules marijuana, overhauls the banking laws, allows veterans to have access to medical marijuana, and eliminates barriers to research.

Twenty-three states have enacted laws recognizing the medical utility of cannabis and allowing legal access by patients with various conditions. Another twelve states have CBD-only laws which provide limited access to one component of the cannabis plant.

“The states have done what they thought was best for their citizens but federal barriers have thwarted them at every turn,” said Mathre. “The need for federal reform is obvious and we applaud the Senators for moving this in the right direction.”

If enacted CARERS would:

· End the federal prohibition of medical marijuana
· Reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II
· Allow states to import CBD
· Allow banks to provide financial services to marijuana dispensaries
· Eliminate the Public Health Service Review obstacle for marijuana research
· End the NIDA monopoly on marijuana research
· Allow VA physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients

“Each one of these points is critically needed,” continued Mathre. “We applaud the Senators for recognizing the will of the people and desperate need that exists for federal reform. Federal laws have become an impediment to good health care practices in this nation.”


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