Schumer Takes Action on Marijuana

United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

( – Saying “it’s time to end the federal prohibition on cannabis,” United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level and allow states to act independently.

As Newsmax lays out in “Schumer: ‘It’s Time to End the Federal Prohibition on Cannabis’“:

“Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has released the long-awaited bill aimed at lifting the federal prohibition on marijuana.

“The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, unveiled Thursday by Schumer and Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level and permit states to set their own laws without fear of punishment from Washington, Politico reported.” [emphasis added]

More specifically:

“Caitlyn Kim, a journalist for Colorado Public Radio News, tweeted: Schumer ‘calls it a framework that includes de-scheduling cannabis, encourages states to come up with their own laws, have rules to prevent youth access and impaired driving, expunge fed criminal records for non-violent cannabis offenses, creates opportunity trust fund to help communities.'” [emphasis added]

While passage in the Senate is not guaranteed, polling shows bipartisan support for the decriminalization of marijuana at the federal level.

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