420 with CNW — Cory Booker Reveals Ongoing Talks to Gain Biden’s Support for Cannabis Legalization

August 3, 2021 15:25:03

Senator Cory Booker has revealed that he and his Senate colleagues are in talks with the White House regarding cannabis legalization. Now that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and Booker have released a discussion draft of a federal marijuana legalization bill, they are working to bring President Joe Biden on board. President Biden has said that while he supports modest cannabis reform, including medical marijuana and expunging low-level cannabis offenses from people records, he opposes broad reform.

The trio released the 163-page federal cannabis bill last month, asking the public for input so they could improve it before formally introducing it for legislation. Dubbed the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity ACT (“CAOA”), the legislation would deschedule cannabis at the federal level, expunge prior marijuana-related convictions and allow states to continue…


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