What does this somewhat anonymous legislation seek to do and what would it mean for state policy toward medical marijuana?

In March 2015, an odd trio of U.S. Senators assembled to announce the introduction of marijuana reform legislation.

Cory Booker, a liberal Democrat from New Jersey; Kirsten Gillibrand, a more moderate Democrat from New York; and Rand Paul, a libertarian leaning Republican from Kentucky introduced the CARERS Act. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act seeks significant reforms in marijuana policy in the United States.

Many people have not heard of the CARERS Act, nor are they familiar with the policy problems it seeks to rectify.

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John Hudak ~ The Brookings Institution ~

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