Congresswoman yanks name off pot bill after 
hearing from constituents
© Greg Nash

Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassUS Senate must follow House lead in combating human trafficking Ethiopia at tipping point as Congress mulls human rights bill Technology's role in human trafficking cannot be ignored MORE (D-Calif.) last week withdrew her support of a marijuana-related bill after getting pushback from her constituents.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), would create a commission charged with analyzing national and state marijuana laws. 

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Bass signed on as a co-sponsor in November, initially interested in examining various marijuana policies in states across the nation. However, prolonged negative feedback from her constituents drove Bass to withdraw her co-sponsorship, her office said.