A congressman from the Sunshine State desires the federal government to alter how it classifies marijuana

Freshman U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Marijuana 1-to-three Act” final week. 

The bill will have the U.S. lawyer basic to alter the Controlled Substances Act and reclassify marijuana from a schedule I controlled substance to a schedule III controlled substance. 

When he showcased the bill on Thursday, Steube insisted his legislation, if enacted, will make sure there is extra analysis on marijuana

“As marijuana is legalized for healthcare and recreational use across the United States, it is essential that we study the effects of the substance and the prospective impacts it can have on different populations,” mentioned Steube. “By rescheduling marijuana from a schedule I controlled substance to a schedule III controlled substance, the possibilities for analysis and study are drastically expanded. With this rescheduling, researchers can now access federal funds to analysis this substance and ascertain its healthcare worth.

“We hear just about every day about the good well being rewards of marijuana. Regardless of whether it is young kids with seizure issues, or veterans suffering from chronic discomfort, it is clear that there are healthcare rewards to marijuana and I assume it is time we take away the bureaucratic red tape that prevents us from completely studying this substance,” continued Steube.

The bill was sent to the U.S. Residence Judiciary Committee, on which Steube sits, and the U.S. Residence Power and Commerce Committee. So far, there is no companion measure more than in the U.S. Senate. 

Steube has been capable to reel in some help from the Florida delegation as U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is cosponsoring the bill. Gaetz is a proponent of expanding healthcare marijuana analysis, an situation he has championed through his service in the Florida Residence and now in Congress.