The Senators Who Want Legal Weed (The Daily Beast)

By ABBY HAGLAGE |  March 9, 2015

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast

Spirits were high in Washington, D.C., Monday night as news broke that three senators plan to introduce a bill to Congress on Tuesday aimed at ending the federal ban on marijuana.

While the details of the legislation remain largely unknown, the nature of the bill itself represents a radical contradiction for a federal government who still defines marijuana as one of the most dangerous substances in the world.

Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Corey Booker are the official sponsors of the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, which they plan to unveil at a live press conference Tuesday afternoon. The YouTube link for the much-anticipated event is already live, displaying a countdown until the big reveal.

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