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S.1552 - Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act (2019-2020)


"NEWS: @POTUS has taken action to grant clemency for dozens of people with federal cannabis and drug convictions In the Senate, we will continue the work to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and undo the harms caused by the War on Drugs" (4/26/2022)

"Support for cannabis legalization is at record levels. As we move forward, the Senate is working to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and ensure those impacted by the failed War on Drugs are made whole." (4/20/2022)

"Americans are sending a clear message--they want an end to cannabis prohibition. That's why @SenBooker , @RonWyden , and I are working to pass our Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act to end federal the prohibition and undo the harms of the War on Drugs." (4/6/2022)

"It's a tough issue. We talk about the comparison to alcohol, and obviously alcohol is legal and I'm hardly a prohibitionist, but it does a lot of damage," Schumer said. "The view I have, and I'm a little cautious on this, is let's see how the state experiments work."

He added that lawmakers should view states like Colorado and Washington, who have legalized recreational pot, as "laboratories" to see if legalization could work on a larger scale.

"I'd be a little cautious here at the federal level, and see the laboratories of the states, see their outcomes before we make a decision," he said.

Todd then asked the senator if he believes states should be allowed to legalize marijuana without federal intervention.

"Yes," Schumer said. "I think having the states experiment is a good idea." 1/27/14

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Web: https://www.schumer.senate.gov/

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