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New Bill Aims To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

The bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2019 3:51 AM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2019 3:51 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A bill introduced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.

The bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The bill number is H.R. 420, a tongue-in-cheek nod to 420, the frequently used slang term for marijuana.

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