The bipartisan CARERS Act reduces the role of the federal government in formulating drug policy and allows states to make determinations on their own drug policies. Giving the power to decide drug policy to the states reinforces the principles of federalism on which our country was founded.
The CARERS ACT
- Prohibits the federal government from interfering in state medical cannabis programs
- Enables Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical cannabis in states with medical cannabis programs
- Removes some of the barriers to researching medical cannabis, including the NIDA monopoly
- Removes cannabidiol (CBD) from the list of controlled substances