Will Marijuana Become Legal In The US? Colorado's Jared Polis Leads Charge Toward Federal ...

In his seven years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., has become known in some circles as a founding father of Congress’ burgeoning marijuana movement. The young (39), wealthy and openly gay congressman from Boulder, who’s been dubbed “Mr. Cannabis” by some in the pot industry, is the man behind a bill that would essentially decriminalize the drug nationwide, making him among a handful of legislators on the front lines of the push for federal marijuana reform. It’s a fight Polis has waged mostly on his own dollar, but he’s also gotten increasing support from national cannabis groups, whose members have recently begun putting their money toward influencing U.S. pot policy.    

As the political winds slowly shift in favor of marijuana legalization – the most recent polling shows a majority of the country now supports legalizing weed for the first time ever...

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