Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year

The senators said they will release “a unified discussion draft on comprehensive reform” early this year and that passing the legislation will be a priority for the Senate
Monday, February 1, 2021

us capitol cannabisSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana. That reform also would provide restorative justice for people who have been convicted of pot-related crimes, the senators said in a joint statement. “The War on Drugs has been a war on people — particularly people of color,” said a statement issued by Schumer, of New York, and Sens. Cory Booker, of New Jersey, and Ron Wyden, of Oregon. “Ending the federal marijuana prohibition is necessary to right the wrongs of this failed war and end decades of harm inflicted on communities of color across the country.” (See also: Democratic Senate leaders announce steps to federally legalize marijuana in 2021)