420 with CNW — Schumer Says Senate Will Loosen Marijuana Policies Regardless of Biden’s Attitude

April 7, 2021 15:25:21

Although more than 30 states have legalized cannabis in various forms over the past decade, federal law still classifies cannabis as a controlled substance. With the House, Senate and White House in the Democratic Party’s hands, however, federal cannabis legislation has never had a greater chance of becoming law as it does right now. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden is staunchly against allowing adult-use cannabis, although he does support modest cannabis reform, including medical cannabis and expunging records of prior cannabis related offenses.

But according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Biden’s views on the matter won’t hold him back, and consequently, the Senate will move forward with federal marijuana legislation whether or not the president is on board. For a while now, Schumer has been an outspoken advocate of cannabis reform, first introducing a bill to legalize cannabis back in April 2018. Schumer, whose home state New York recently legalized recreational marijuana, has said he supports federal legalization and that he will soon introduce…


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