The article focuses on how Sessions announced that he is rolling back guidelines that stopped the federal government from acting on its anti-marijuana laws. This means that the states that "legalized" marijuana go against federal laws. It shows polls that the support of legalization is high in democrats and just about half for republicans. There are many people still against legalization, but the approval of it has grown in the last six years. This article was not biased at all, just explaining what is happening and what the probability of it being legalized looks like right now. I would say that this is the first step of the legislative process. This is because there are many states fighting for the legalization of pot and allowing it to be used in their states against federal law.
This article is about a study being done on cannabis, going in depth about who and how it would be used. They found that smokers are seven times more likely to use pot than non-smokers. This study was done by the American Journal of Public Health. They made many links about who is more likely to smoke pot, from habits to ethnicity. They found that many smokers would switch over to cannabis, but the next question is which is better for health overtime..cigarettes or cannabis? Research is being done about what marijuana's role would look like in the United States. This would be the third step: Committee Action. That means that they are gathering information on the subject and creating studies. There was no bias in this article, but just the stating of facts and multiple statistics.
The Senate was discussing a bill to limit opioid prescriptions, Jason Holsman offered a 31-page amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use. This amendment would be a state-run medical marijuana system and successful, according to him. Many Republicans stood in against the proposal, steering the discussion completely away from the underlying bill and opening up a debate about cannabis. After many debates against the proposal, it ended up being dropped. Even though this debate was not supposed to be about marijuana, the members shared their opinions on this type of bill and debated it. Therefore, they were at the fifth stage: debate through floor action. There was no bias in this article, just a presentation of what both sides said.
This article reviews how legislation has the power to make and repeal laws. But, even with general knowledge of this, the execute branch seems to stand up and refuse to act on certain laws. This article is mostly is referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who announced that he will no longer follow an Obama-era policy of not enforcing federal laws against marijuana. The conflict is over the states repealing the illegal drug, but under federal law it is still illegal. Sessions has basically told Congress that if they don’t like the marijuana laws that are on the books, they need to change them themselves. The stage that this article demonstrates is at stage one, Session comes forward and states that no laws can be changed without actually going through the legislative process. He let the congressmen know that if they want to change anything about the marijuana laws, they have to make the changes themselves. Techniqually, marijuana was still illegal under federal law, so it did have to be changed if states wanted to start using it. The article was bias towards legalizing, but agreed with the opposite view in a few cases.