Senate Democrats unveiling push to legalize marijuana at federal level Senate Democrats on Wednesday are unveiling a renewed push to legalize marijuana at the federal level. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N. (Image by YouTube, Channel: The Hill) DetailsDMCA
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance chair Ron Wyden and Sen. Cory Booker released their draft plan to legalize the drug, tax it and invest the revenues “in the communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs.”
Their proposal would also expunge the criminal records of people convicted of nonviolent federal crimes involving marijuana, and transfer responsibility for regulating the drug from the Drug Enforcement Administration to the Food and Drug Administration and the wing of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that is charged with gathering excise taxes on alcohol and tobacco.
There's little chance of the proposal becoming law soon, with Joe Biden continuing to oppose recreational marijuana legalization while supporting efforts to decriminalize the drug and make it legal for medicinal uses.
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