Schumer: Senate will act on marijuana legalization with or without Biden

Schumer pointed to the decade-long experiment with state legalization as evidence that the worst fears of what would happen were overblown
Politico (US)
Saturday, April 3, 2021

Chuck SchumerSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer really likes to talk about weed. Schumer has been making waves on cannabis policy since he first introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in April 2018. It was part of his pitch for voting Democrat in the 2020 election, and now — with the majority in hand — he is putting together new federal marijuana reform legislation with Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). This week, Schumer’s home state of New York legalized marijuana use for adults, after years of failed efforts. More than 40 percent of Americans now live in states that have embraced full legalization. (See also: Schumer says bill to legalize marijuana federally will be filed ‘shortly’)