Today is 4/20, and so naturally the subject of marijuana decriminalization/legalization came up during the latest White House press briefing.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer marked the “unofficial holiday” with calls to “end the federal prohibition on marijuana in this country” and stop overcriminalization.
Many of the questions Psaki received were about President Joe Biden’s comments on the Derek Chauvin trial. During the briefing, some reporters asked about Schumer’s proposal and the president’s position on decriminalization/legalization.
One reporter asked if Biden supports nationally legalizing marijuana.
Psaki said the president supports leaving those decisions to the states and “rescheduling cannabis as a Schedule II drug so researchers can study its positive and negative impacts.”
“At the federal level, he supports decriminalizing marijuana,”