Will The Democrat-Controlled Senate Legalise Cannabis?

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For the first time since 2009, the Democratic Party is set to control the US Senate, House of Representatives and the Whitehouse, presenting what many see as the perfect opportunity to finally legalise cannabis at the federal level. The shift in power came after the party’s two candidates emerged victorious in the run-off congressional election in Georgia, boosting the Biden administration’s chances of achieving its agenda. Exactly how much focus the government places on cannabis reform, however, remains to be seen. Related Post US House of Representatives Votes to Decriminalise Cannabis New Senate Leader Vows To Legalise Cannabis Under Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, cannabis reform measures were repeatedly shot down by the Senate, eliminating any possibility of change at the federal level. However, Senator Chuck Schumer, who is expected to be installed as the new Majority Leader for the Democrats, has repeatedly stated his support for reform and has vowed to legalise cannabis. Green Enterprise – Federally Decriminalizing Cannabis with Senator Chuck Schumer https://t.co/uBu2XKFjI6— Black Enterprise (@blackenterprise) October 23, 2020https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js With two years until the next congressional elections, the New York Senator now has a chance to make good on his word. Victories for Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff over Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia means that the Senate is now split down the middle, with each party holding 50 seats. But with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the deciding vote in any stalemate, the Democrats now have a key advantage when it comes to passing bills to legalise cannabis.Both of Georgia’s new Senators have categorically stated their support for such measures, with Warnock being an outspoken critic of the War on Drugs and its racially-skewed consequences. Thirty-three-year-old Ossoff, meanwhile, included marijuana legalisation as part of his proposal in order to secure…

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