Legal Marijuana for All? Sen. Booker’s Bill Gets First Co-Sponsor

Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) bill to decriminalize marijuana throughout the United States has its first co-sponsor – Oregon Senator, Ron Wyden (D).

Significantly more than just a piece of pro-pot legislation, the bill signed by Sen. Wyden early Monday evening would remove marijuana from the federal government’s Controlled Substance Act (CSA) and effectively end prohibition.

Better known as the ‘Marijuana Justice Act of 2017,’ this critical piece of legislation must first successfully navigate America’s convoluted political process to become law. A Herculean lift given our current partisan divide, Booker’s bill must first pass the United States Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and ultimately receive President Trump’s signature.

Encouraged by Sen. Wyden’s support, Sen. Booker took to Facebook Live Monday to announce the Oregon Senator’s co-sponsorship.

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