Sen. Chuck Schumer To Introduce Weed Decriminalization Bill

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So much, in fact, that he plans to propose new legislation that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level.

While a number of states have legalized use of marijuana for various contexts, the federal government still considers it a harmful and illegal drug.

It would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing states to enact whatever marijuana policies they choose.

You can read all of Schumer's interview with Vice News here. Democratic politicians like Schumer have always been lagging indicators of public opinion on this issue, especially compared to rank-and-file members of their own party.

The White Home mentioned final week that President Donald Trump backs laws to guard the marijuana business in states the place it's authorized.

Schumer is another high-profile advocate that has entered the foray into working towards the legalization of the plant, with the goal of normalizing marijuana use in America. "Meanwhile, those who are entering into the marijuana market in states that have legalized are set to make a fortune". "I've seen too many people's lives ruined by the criminalization".

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That's the view of Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson. "I was here with Chelsea , didn't get my chance, and then came back". He's a great goalscorer but he's also a team player in everything he does.

It's good timing to make the announcement, considering that today is 4/20, the unofficial holiday for marijuana.

David Howard King recently surveyed the political landscape here in NY for legalization and concluded that the state is headed in that direction.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted past year showed marijuana legalization or decriminalization was popular, especially among young people.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., waged a battle against the Trump administration this year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era memorandum that advised federal law enforcement to deprioritize marijuana for prosecution. The bill also gives funding to further research the benefits of THC and ensures that women and minority businesses in the industry will receive the support they need to compete with bigger companies. Besides claiming that "reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men" he also asserted that "most" marijuana smokers in the US were "Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos", and entertainers. But there is still a stark contrast between Republicans and Democrats on the issue.

The top Senate Democrat says he now supports making pot legal under federal law.