"Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act" Introduced to Congress

Would exempt states from federal pot laws


In the midst of the last presidential election, residents of Washington and Colorado had a close race of their own, resulting in the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

According to the Huffington Post, both states now allow adults over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Each person is able to grow up to six plants, though only three can be matured at a time. Buying marijuana without a medical card is not yet in effect, and is estimated to take up to a year to come to fruition.