Boxer Announces Support for Medical Marijuana Bill
On Tuesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) signed on as a cosponsor to a bill (S 683) that would end the federal ban on medical marijuana. Zachary Coile, the senator's director of communications, said Boxer "is a strong supporter of California's medical marijuana law and she believes that patients, doctors and caregivers in states like California should be able to follow state law without fear of federal prosecution."
- "Sen. Boxer Quietly Backs Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill" (Chokshi, "GovBeat," Washington Post, 3/18).
- "Barbara Boxer Joins Senate Marijuana Legalization Bill; Feinstein Still Holding Out" (Roberts, SF Weekly, 3/18).