Chuck Schumer Says Marijuana Legalization Will Be Prioritized If Democrats Retake Senate

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a new interview that if Democrats retake control of his chamber, he will prioritize advancing marijuana legalization legislation. In a video chat hosted by Green Enterprise last week, Schumer discussed his cannabis reform bill, which would federally deschedule the plant, reinvest tax revenue into communities most impacted by the drug war and fun efforts to expunge prior marijuana records. He said the state-level legalization movement has demonstrated that the policy works, and it’s a necessary step to promote racial equity. “I’m a big fighter for racial justice, and the marijuana laws have been one of the biggest examples of racial injustice, and so to change them makes sense,” he said. “And that fits in with all of the movement now to bring equality in the policing, in economics and in everything else. Our bill is, in a certain sense, at the nexus of racial justice, individual freedom and states’ rights.” Green Enterprise – Federally Decriminalizing Cannabis with Senator Chuck Schumer https://t.co/uBu2XKFjI6 — Black Enterprise (@blackenterprise) October 23, 2020 Schumer’s legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, was first introduced in 2018 and was refiled last year with a House companion version. If…

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