There is a growing media frenzy a new Senate bill titled: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), which would drastically curtail the involvement of the federal government regarding state-legalized medical marijuana programs and would also seem to encourage more research into the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant through a series of important major changes in federal law.
Already working hard to promote the acceptance of "gay marriage" as a national and international human right, Chelsea Handler is now throwing her hat in the ring as a proponent of marijuana rights as well. This recent tweet has already stirred up plenty of support and helped to shine an even brighter light on the moral necessity and statutory inconsistencies of modern American cannabis regulation.
Republicans and Democrats are working together for a change - trying to find a way to avoid reimbursing residents with marijuana money and it may result in a new ballot initiative asking Colorado residents to allow pot taxes to be excluded from the constitutional provision for refunded taxes.