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Formerly Anti-Cannabis Senator Dianne Feinstein Backs Pro-Cannabis STATES Act

Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democratic senator from California, has signed on as a sponsor of the STATES Act, a federal marijuana legalization bill now pending in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) cosponsored the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States, or STATES, Act in June of this year. If passed, the bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act so that it is no longer applicable to statutes "relating to the manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of" cannabis, according to the text of the measure.

On Thursday, Feinstein became the tenth senator to join a...


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