A new bill requiring the federal government to issue licenses for marijuana research has gotten even more approval after an analysis of the legislation says it wouldn’t cost anything.
The Congressional Budget Office looked at a new bill that would force the Department of Justice to issue new licenses for growing marijuana for research purposes. The CBO said, “Enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.” So basically, putting the bill in action wouldn’t hurt the budget deficit, so it wouldn’t cost the government anything to approve of it.
The bill is meant to address an issue between the Department of Justice and Congress. In 2016 the Obama administration announced a new policy to issue more licenses for growing marijuana meant for research by the federal government. But when Jeff Sessions took over as Attorney