The Farm Bill
US Congressman Ro Khanna | Jan 24, 2019
The farm bill at least includes the legalization of industrial hemp. It's a step in the right direction to get medical marijuana legalized. Of course, Cory Booker, Barbara Lee and I believe we need to take marijuana completely off of schedule. But this bill is a step in the right direction.
That said, I have larger concerns about the bill. Essentially, it's a handout to corporate agriculture that doesn't do enough for local farms. It cuts critical support in nutritional assistance for families who need it most. So while I think this provision is a step in the right direction, legislation needs to address these social justice issues. However, I do think there is an emerging consensus that we have to take steps to legalize marijuana.
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