How Politicians Are Celebrating The Marijuana Holiday 4/20 This Year

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The country has come a long way since the days of politicians dismissing or shying away from marijuana issues. And a good example of that shift is the ever-growing number of lawmakers who are leaning into the cannabis holiday 4/20 with calls for reform. For example, to kick of Tuesday’s Senate session, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the floor about the need to end federal marijuana prohibition, saying that “hopefully the next time this unofficial holiday 4/20 rolls around, our country will have made progress.” Then there are the tweets—so many tweets—from state and congressional lawmakers, office seekers and regulators marking the occasion. It’s become a theme each year, and as more states pursue legalization, it seems more elected officials have grown comfortable embracing the holiday in their own ways. Here’s what politicians are saying about cannabis this 4/20:  Members of Congress Happy 420. From the Senate Majority Leader. — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 20, 2021 The war on drugs was a war on people – and it was a failure. It’s time to legalize marijuana at the federal level. https://t.co/07G5crRzGa — Chuck Schumer (@chuckschumer) April 20, 2021 In state after state, in ballot initiatives and constitutional amendments, Americans are sending a clear message—they want an end to marijuana prohibition I’m working with @SenBooker & @RonWyden on comprehensive marijuana reform legislation in the Senatehttps://t.co/f57FSUNjJQ — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 20, 2021 Working as hard as I can to Legalize It this year. #420 — Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 20, 2021 We should legalize cannabis nationwide. #LegalizeIt — Jeff Merkley (@JeffMerkley) April 20, 2021 For decades, we’ve watched a failed War on Drugs—that’s really been a war on people—destroy communities and disproportionately criminalize people of color. It’s time to right the wrongs of this failed war. We must legalize…

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