The list of co-sponsors of the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017 continues to grow. Now, Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has added her name as a co-sponsor of Virginia Representative Thomas Garrett’s HR 1227 bill. The two have teamed up before.
Gabbard joined the team of co-sponsors on February 27, according to Maui Time. The leading sponsor of the measure is a Republican from Virginia.
Garrett said, “If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and tobacco.”
Garrett also said, “I have long believed justice that isn’t blind, isn’t justice. Statistics indicate that minor narcotics crimes disproportionally hurt areas of lower socio-economic status and what I find most troubling is that we continue to keep laws on the books that we do not enforce. Virginia is more than capable of handling its own marijuana policy, as are states such as Colorado or California.”