Rand Paul: Remove Federal Prohibition on Cannabis Elias J. Atienza January 26, 2016 Free Style, Headline News 3277 Share9K +1 Tweet Pin Share27 StumbleShares 9K Rand Paul Has Led the Way on Cannabis Reforms By Elias J. Atienza Rand Paul, in his Ask me Anything session on Reddit, Senator Rand Paul gave his strongest backing of cannabis since he introduced the CARERS Act of 2015. When asked by a Reddit user about which ways he would help legalize cannabis, Rand Paul responded that,”I would remove prohibition of cannabis from federal law and give authority back to the states to decide.” He also reminded everyone of his backing of the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, which would allow marijuana businesses in legalized states to do businesses with banks without fear of federal regulators. This also falls in line with what Rand Paul told Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, when he said that cannabis shouldn’t be illegal “federally.” Paul’s CARERS Act, introduced into the Senate last year, would prevent the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana users in states where it is already legal. Rand signaled on Twitter that he would sign an executive order rescheduling medical marijuana. .@RandPaul took a question from an audience member who asked if he would write an executive order to reschedule medical cannibas. 'Yes.' — Kim Norvell (@KimNorvellDMR) January 19, 2016 Rand Paul has an A- rating from the Marijuana Policy Project, the highest of any 2016 presidential candidate. Share9K +1 Tweet Pin Share27 StumbleShares 9K 2016 Presidential Electioncannabismarijuanarand paulReddit15-Year-Old Refugee Brutally Kills Swedish Care TakerStrippers And Nuns Face-Off One More Time In ChicagoAbout The AuthorElias J. AtienzaWriter Elias J. Atienza is a budding writer and journalist. He is currently majoring in history at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and writes for the Libertarian Republic and a campus correspondent for Campus Reform. He is also an opinion writer for TheBlaze and Journal by IJ Review. Elias's articles have been referenced by Reason and Inquistr. Follow him on Twitter @elias_atienza One Response kahlil88 January 27, 2016 “Rand Paul has an A- rating from the Marijuana Policy Project, the highest of any 2016 presidential candidate.” SECOND highest, as Bernie Sanders has a solid “A”. But maybe Rand has a better position on the drug war overall?