The federal government is considering legislation that would allow states to implement new technology that would save lives.
The proposed law, which has not been officially introduced, would allow for “recreational and recreational use” of new technologies, including “intelligent technology”, “dynamic technology”, and “transparent technologies”, according to the White House website.
“The United States is home to some of the world’s most innovative technologies, but we also have a long history of using technology to protect our citizens, reduce pollution, and ensure our communities are healthy and safe,” White House National Science and Technology Advisor Robert Califf said in a statement.
The White House says it is “considering whether or not to introduce legislation to further promote the adoption of new technology.”
State laws to introduce new technologies vary by state.
In California, which is one of the first states to introduce a law to allow people to opt out of the state’s medical marijuana program, a proposal is currently being debated in the legislature.
“This proposal is an extension of the law that already exists in California,” said state Senator Barbara Boxer.
“We need to continue to protect Californians from these dangerous and costly medical marijuana programs that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars,” she added.
In Oregon, where medical marijuana has been legal since 2014, lawmakers are also looking into ways to increase access to medical marijuana.
The Oregon Cannabis Policy and Research Foundation, which advocates for the legalization of marijuana in the state, said that there are more than 100 existing cannabis dispensaries in the Oregon Statehouse, but that the number is growing rapidly and is expected to reach more than 1,500 by the end of the year.
“It’s a lot of people that are struggling to get access to the drug and we don’t have any state money to help them, so we are trying to provide some other solutions,” said the group’s executive director, Rachel Akins.
The group wants to increase the number of medical marijuana dispensaries by 5,000, and increase access from Oregonians to medical cannabis by 10 percent.
It has also launched a new website to inform consumers about the state laws regarding medical marijuana, and has also created a petition drive to encourage lawmakers to introduce similar legislation in other states.
The legislation would require the states to establish “reusable, durable, and traceable” products that would be approved by a new regulatory body, the Marijuana Control and Policy Commission.
Currently, the US Department of Justice has not approved any marijuana products.
In a statement on Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it “is aware of this proposal, and we are reviewing the proposal carefully”.
“We have not yet received a proposal to adopt the regulations we have proposed, and the Department will review them to ensure they are consistent with the intent of the legislation,” the DEA said in its statement.
A spokesperson for the White Houses office of science and technology told Al Jazeera the administration is aware of the proposal and will review it as part of the legislative process.
The DEA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.