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Letters to the Editor: Introducing the States Reform Act

This week, we introduced one of the most anticipated pieces of legislation addressing cannabis reform at the federal level. CNBC has called it “passable,” and it’s been endorsed by Republican and Democrat groups around the country just in its first few days. 6a00d8341bf7d953ef01538f374db8970b-200wi
On Monday, we introduced the States Reform Act, a bill seeking to end the criminalization of cannabis in the U.S. in a manner consistent with the rights of states to determine what level of cannabis reform each state wants to regulate, or not. For example. South Carolina permits hemp and CBD, Florida has medical, other states have adult use. This legislation recognizes the sovereignty of states and allows them to do what they’re already doing (no more and no less). It provides the federal framework to tax and regulates the different ways states have handled cannabis for decades now. It’s past time Congress catches up. 
The States Reform Act takes special care to keep Americans and their children safe while ending the federal preemption and interference with state cannabis laws. There are also protections for veterans to prevent discrimination, ensure healthcare benefits and treatment for PTSD.
When we hosted a press conference on the introduction of the bill on Monday, I was joined by members of law enforcement, veterans, and advocates for criminal justice reform.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about the House voting on Build Back Better yesterday. I voted against it for numerous reasons. We were told the bill would cost nothing, but in fact it will add almost $400 billion to the deficit. This is not new in Washington, both sides of the aisle have contributed to our national spending problem, but in light of inflation, our economic recovery, record spending so far this year, I have real fears on what this will do to our economy, jobs and the average working family. It now moves to the Senate where we expect it to change significantly, but no one is clear on how long those machinations and negotiations will take. 
Next week is Thanksgiving and I hope you and your family are looking forward to celebrating. 
If you haven’t been vaccinated, please consult with your doctor to determine the best choice for you and your family. If you or your family choose to get vaccinated, please use the link here to find the nearest vaccination center.
As always, it’s an honor to serve each and every one of you.
And as always, if you need us, call us.
Congresswoman Nancy Mace