Congress' New Marijuana Champions Introduce Legalization Bill

Lay it on him

Like the changing of the seasons and the movement of the tides, so too is the march of time marked by the annual show of members of Congress introducing marijuana legalization bills.

These bills go nowhere — there's no way to force a bill to be heard by a committee — but since they were introduced by Rep. Barney Frank and Rep. Ron Paul, they were at least bipartisan.

Those elder statesmen have moved aside, so now the new Capitol Hill cannabis heroes, Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), are continuing the quixotic tradition. Will they have help this year from across the aisle or from their own party?

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