A Public Policy Poll from late last year showed 58 percent of Americans favored legalizing marijuana.
Marijuana advocates praised the congressmen.
“It’s clear that we’ve reached a tipping point against the failed war on drugs,” said Bill Piper, the director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “Major changes in federal law are going to happen, and I think it’s obvious that that change is happening now.”
Blumenauer said there may be as many as 10 bills concerning marijuana and drug enforcement issues introduced in this Congress. He said there were about 20 lawmakers from both parties working on changing marijuana laws.
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