Rep. Don Young and several other Republican lawmakers are co-sponsoring legislation to end the federal prohibition of marijuana and let individual states prohibit or regulate it like alcohol.

The federal government also would impose a 3% federal excise tax on the sale of cannabis products, sending most of the revenues to police programs and to the Small Business Administration to help business startups.

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