WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's been a pretty big week for marijuana. On Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to remove weed from the list of drugs banned by the federal government.
Yeah, Sanders is among the Democrats running for President.
"It is a landmark bill," Shaun McAlister with DFW NORML told NewsFix. "I think that it could represent a very large opportunity to change federal marijuana policy in a meaningful way."
Don't plan a "puff, puff, pass" party just yet. Even if it passes, party pot would still be illegal in most states, including Texas.
It would unblock a new Texas law that lets doctors prescribe some cannabis-based medicine. That'd be great news for The Bortells. They moved to Colorado to get the treatment young Alexis needs.
Not everyone is buzzing about it. On Tuesday, voters rejected the chance to put the "high" in Ohio.
But hey, Canada's new prime minister has said she's in favor of changing their laws. And this week, Mexico's Supreme Court ruled to let four activists use and grow the plant recreationally.
So, who knows? Maybe Bernie's bill, for better or worse, is a first step down the trail our neighbors are blazing.