Three senators to introduce historic bill to federally legalize medical marijuana

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Sens. Cory Booker, Rand Paul and Kirsten Gillbrand are joining forces to legalize medicinal marijuana.

Booker and Gillibrand, Democrats from New Jersey and New York, respectively, will join Paul — a Kentucky Republican — on Tuesday afternoon to unveil the first-ever bill put forth in the Senate to end a federal prohibition of medical marijuana.

The bill would also allow patients, doctors and business in the 23 states plus Washington, D.C. that legalize and regulate medicinal marijuana to do so without breaking federal law.

The three Senators will announce the bipartisan legislation in a Senate press conference Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The Drug Policy Alliance, which revealed the news of the bill Monday afternoon, will have a subsequent teleconference at 3 p.m Tuesday.