Senate Democrats Unveil Bill That Would Legalize MarijuanaEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled draft legislation that would legalize marijuana in the United States. “We are joining together to release draft legislation to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. This is monumental because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer unveiled the bill with Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The 163-page draft legislation, titled the ‘‘Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act,” says that communities most harmed by laws against marijuana possession and use are benefiting the least from the marketplace that has sprung up in some states for legal marijuana. “A legacy of racial and ethnic injustices, compounded by the disproportionate collateral consequences of 80 years of cannabis prohibition enforcement, now limits participation in the industry,” it states. Minorities are almost …Read More

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