Congressman Blumenauer Introduces H.R. 420 to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol

January 9, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today introduced H.R. 420, the Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act.


“While the bill number may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” said Congressman Blumenauer.  "Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support.  It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”


This legislation would legalize marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and allow for a nationally regulated industry under the oversight of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Blumenauer, a leading voice for marijuana policy reform, last year authored a comprehensive blueprint for marijuana legalization in the 116th Congress.