Update on the Grassley Amendment
It appears that Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) has pulled his amendment (that I blogged about on Tuesday here) to the National Criminal Justice Commission Act that would have prevented the commission from even discussing the decriminalization or legalization of any controlled substance. Grassley was asked about the amendment by a reporter yesterday during a conference call. He did not explain why he decided to pull the amendment, but did affirm that it would have applied to stop the discussion of even medical marijuana by the Commission. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition has the relevant exchange between Grassley and the reporter.