Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year
PUBLISHED MON, FEB 1 20215:02 PM EST UPDATED MON, FEB 1 20216:58 PM EST Christian Nunley @CNUNLEY7
An employee holds a jar of marijuana on sale after it became legal in the state to sell recreational marijuana to customers over 21 years old in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Illinois begins the legal sale of marijuana on Jan 1, 2020.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said Monday that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, which has been legalized to some degree by many states.
That reform also would provide so-called 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.
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