Senator Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill on 4/20 to Federally Decriminalize Cannabis – News

remove cannabis from the list of dangerous drugs scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The bill would also make funding available to minority- and women-owned canna-businesses, and would require additional research on the public health impact of nationwide legal cannabis use. The bill would reserve the federal government’s authority to regulate all commercial cannabis licensing, so that the same restrictions imposed on alcohol and tobacco licenses could be extended to commercial cannabis products.

As recently as 2004, Schumer was

Even if Schumer’s bill fails, there are a number of other bills to reform federal cannabis laws currently being heard by Congress. This bill would not only legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis for all American adults; it would punish individual states that continue to enable racially-biased cannabis-related policing.

Even some of the most conservative members of Congress are pushing for some sort of cannabis reform. This bill would not legalize marijuana in any form, but would provide a fully legal source of CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids for medicinal purposes.

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