Originally Posted by notorious
I think that they dropped the ban for a couple of reasons:
1. Not near enough votes
2. States are getting away with the bans (for now)
If the Feds try to pass a ban and it fails or is found unconstitutional, it will destroy any of the bills that the states have pushed through
3. It makes the rest of the bill look "reasonable"
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