420 with CNW — Schumer Says Cannabis Legalization Will Be Senate Priority

February 4, 2021 04:25:54

Late last year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge nonviolent, cannabis-related convictions. Although the legislation was applauded by drug reform activists, it was almost certainly doomed in the then Republican-controlled Senate, with GOP leaders dubbing cannabis legalization a superficial distraction from COVID relief. However, now that the Democrats control both the Senate and the House, cannabis legalization may be a reality.

In a recent interview with former NBA player Al Harrington who owns cannabis company Viola Brands, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer discussed his support for ending federal marijuana prohibition. Lawmakers are currently in the process of merging various cannabis legalization bills, including the marijuana rescheduling bill he filed in 2018, he says. The New York Democrat, who has historically embraced punitive…


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