[VIDEO] History-Making Medical Marijuana ‘CARERS Act’ Federally Submitted

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks while U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) listens during a news conference on sexual assault in the military, July 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. Sen. Gillibrand announced the support of 34 senators that will co-sponsor her proposal to take the decision whether to prosecute sexual assaults out of the hands of the military chain of command.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul announced that they plan to unveil legislation that would lift the federal ban on medical marijuana.

The bill, which adheres to the unfortunate and by no means necessary rule that all attention-grabbing legislation must feature a tortured acronym, is called the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, and would “allow patients, doctors and businesses in states that have already passed medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution,”.

[VIDEO] History-Making Medical Marijuana 'CARERS Act' Federally Submitted