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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions March 12, 2015
Dianne Feinstein, D-CA
"Law enforcement has made several notable busts of large productions of candied or flavored drugs. In January 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized THC-laden soft drinks, cookies, brownies, and candy from two phony medical marijuana dispensaries in my home state of California. These dispensaries grossed an estimated $3.5 million annually. The names of the products seized show how the purveyors of these drugs marketed them under names that resembled popular soda and candy products: bottles were labeled “7 High,” “Dr. Feelgood,” and “Laughing Lemonade”; cookies and brownies had such names as “White Chip Hash Brownie” and “Reese’s Crumbled Hash Brownie; and candy was named “Jolly Stones THC Medicated Hard Candies” and “Stone Candy.”"
Marijuana Laws In The District Of Columbia March 4, 2015
Eleanor Norton, D-DC
"Mr. Speaker, there is a bit of a dustup over D.C.’s new marijuana reform law. D.C. has never defied the Congress, although it has been tempting, especially several times when the Federal Government shut down, shutting down the District with it, although the District, of course, is no part of these disputes."
Introduction Of The Marijuana Tax Revenue Act Of 2015 February 20, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to introduce the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act of 2015, legislation to create a federal excise tax on marijuana sales and move this industry out of the shadows and into the daylight. Over two-thirds of people live in a state or local jurisdiction that has decided that some aspect of marijuana use should be legally permitted. Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing for medical marijuana in some form and five jurisdictions, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia legalized the recreational use of small amounts of marijuana."
Introduction Of A Marijuana Bill February 12, 2015
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"Forty-three years ago, the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse released a report, finding that the Federal ban on marijuana is unjustified and inappropriate. Yet, for most of that time, Federal policy has been frozen in amber."
Executive Session February 12, 2015
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The myth is that there are thousands of low-level drug offenders, such as people smoking marijuana, in Federal prison for very long terms. This is supposed to mean a waste of Federal tax dollars, overcrowding, and unfairness to people who should not be in prison. These myths are often used to justify lenient and, frankly, dangerous sentencing proposals in the U.S. Senate. One of those proposals is the so-called Smarter Sentencing Act."

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