Schumer seeks to capitalize on Biden’s marijuana reclassification

Senate Democrats are reviving a long-standing endeavor to federally legalize marijuana after the Biden administration said it would reclassify the drug as a less dangerous one.  

Marijuana legalization proponents, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), see an opening for Congress to piggyback off the move. 

“Reclassifying cannabis is necessary, and it’s a long overdue step. But it is not the end of the story,” Schumer told reporters. “It’s time for Congress to wake up to the times and do its part by passing the cannabis reform that most Americans have wished for.” 

Schumer, along with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), reintroduced on Wednesday the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. The measure would go far further than the administration by ending the federal cannabis prohibition and descheduling marijuana to
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