Bill introduced in Congress would spare marijuana users from federal prosecution in states where pot is legal

Cops inside an alleged five story tall marijuana growing facility at 610 Morris Park Ave Tuesday afternoon.

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A bill introduced Friday would give immunity from prosecution of federal marijuana laws in states where voters have passed laws legalizing the drug.

These are high times for states rights.

A bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Friday that would effectively tell the U.S. Justice Department to stop going after marijuana users in states where the drug has been made legal for either medical or recreational use.

Dubbed the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, H.R. 1523 would modify the federal Controlled Substances Act and grant immunity from federal prosecution to any person acting in accordance with state marijuana laws.

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