Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Will Introduce Legislation to ‘Decriminalize Marijuana From One End of the Country to the Other’
Lately, all the world’s a cannabis fan. John A. Boehner, former Republican speaker of the House announced that his “thinking on cannabis has evolved” and he’s joining the board of a cannabis corporation.
Now, Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader of the Senate announced yesterday that he’ll be “introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana from one end of the country to the other…Ultimately, it is the right thing to do.”
According to Vice Magazine,
The legislation, which Schumer’s office expects will be released within the next week, has six main points. First, it would remove marijuana from Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of controlled substances, which would end federal prohibition and leave it up to states to decide how to regulate the drug. Schumer stopped short of calling it legalization, but de-scheduling would essentially make marijuana legal at the federal level.
See the interview below.