Senate Democrats call on Garland and DEA to ease marijuana restrictions

A group of 12 Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), is urging the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Justice Department to deschedule marijuana, a move that would ease federal restrictions on the drug. 

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) penned a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and DEA Administrator Anne Milgram on Monday, suggesting that they go beyond the Health and Human Services Department’s recommendation to move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act. 

The group, which includes Schumer and nine Democratic colleagues, instead calls for the drug to be completely scrapped from the CSA. 

“Marijuana’s placement in the CSA has had a devastating impact on our communities and is increasingly out of
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