Two bipartisan bills to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and study the effects of legal marijuana were introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican. The first bill, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2019, would remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and allow states to enact their own regulations. The Marijuana Data Collection Act of 2019 would mandate research to study the effects of legal medical and recreational cannabis, including the impact on state revenues, public health, substance abuse and opioids, criminal justice, and employment.

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