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S.1689 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2017 (2017-2018)
S.1764 - CARERS Act of 2017 (2017-18)
S. 683 CARERS Act of 2015 (2015-16)
S. 2557 SUCCESS Act (2015-16)
S.3032 - STATES Act (2017-2018)
"For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders - especially for marijuana-related offenses - at an incredible cost of lost human potential, torn-apart families and communities, and taxpayer dollars," Booker said in a Facebook post introducing the legislation.
He added that the legislation would "legalize marijuana at the federal level and go even further in an effort to remedy many of the failures of the War on Drugs. This is the right thing to do for public safety and will help reduce our overflowing prison population."
"The so called War on Drugs has not succeeded in making significant reductions in drug use, drug arrests or violence," Booker said during an "Ask Me Anything" with Reddit users. "We are pouring huge amounts of our public resources into this current effort that are bleeding our public treasury and unnecessarily undermining human potential."
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