House Rep. Nancy Mace Files Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill

The South Carolina congresswoman has garnered bipartisan support for her legislation, but her own party could hold House Speaker turmoil against her. Writes Cannabis Business Times


A U.S. congresswoman who became the Republican face of a federal cannabis reform effort two years ago is back at it with the Oct. 24 introduction of a new legalization bill.

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., filed legislation Tuesday that’s titled, “To amend the Controlled Substances Act regarding marihuana, and for other purposes.”

While the text of the legislation has yet to be revealed, it’s likely to build off of the States Reform Act that Mace filed in November 2021 along with four Republican co-sponsors last Congress. Specifically, that bill aimed to removed cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act and provide for federal regulation in a manner similar to alcohol.

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