Babs Lee Tries to End Federal Pot Busts

Barbara Lee and a handful of other members of Congress announced yesterday that they were introducing legislation to end federal prosecutions of people who possess marijuana. If the bill passes, people could now own up to one hundred grams of dope. Intriguingly, the Chron story makes no mention of whether the pot must be for medical purposes. This is the first such effort to end the federal ban on marijuana possession since 1978.

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