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House Dems Urge Justices To Hear Pot Legalization Fight

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House Dems Urge Justices To Hear Pot Legalization Fight

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 4:43 PM EDT) — Seven Democratic U.S. Representatives have put their names behind an effort to get the Supreme Court to take up a former NFL player’s bid to decriminalize marijuana, saying the current federal scheme violates federal law and infringes on constitutional rights.

The representatives, including former presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said in an amicus brief filed Monday that the scheduling system under the Controlled Substances Act “creates an unconstitutional framework that unfairly burdens their constituents.”

“The scheduling of cannabis — including medical cannabis — on Schedule I infringes on constituents’ constitutional rights, including the right to seek…

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