The American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution in help of ending federal marijuana prohibition and removing the substance from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

In language that does not mince words, the proposal reads: Additional RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges Congress to enact legislation to eliminate marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act

Commenting on the passage of the resolution, NORML Legal Counsel Keith Stroup mentioned “As a young lawyer, I began NORML in 1970 for the reason that the legal case required to be produced that the criminalization of marijuana was incorrect, and activist lawyers have usually played a crucial part in the expansion of the NORML network across the nation. The approval of this current motion by the ABA, which calls for marijuana to be removed from the Controlled Substances Act altogether, is welcome vindication of the efforts of NORML and all the attorneys who fought against this unjust prohibition for the previous fifty years.”

There are a variety of pieces of legislation pending in Congress that would eliminate marijuana from the CSA, such as a bill that was not too long ago introduced by the Home Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler entitled The Marijuana Chance, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act.

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