Booker Tweets On Senate Committee He Is Chairing Re Decriminalization of Cannabis

Booker Tweets On Senate Committee He Is Chairing Re Decriminalization of Cannabis
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I’m chairing a Senate hearing on decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. We are closer than ever to making progress on this issue and ensuring justice for Americans who have been victims of the War on Drugs. https://t.co/Ql9sasNsFk — Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) July 26, 2022   Also read  Senators Discuss Marijuana Reform At Historic Hearing Following Legalization Bill Introduction   Also Courthouse News are sitting in on the hearings WASHINGTON (CN) — To lock up for blazing up? That was the question among senators Tuesday as the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism considered legislation that would decriminalize weed at the federal level. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden introduced the Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act last week after more than a year of anticipation, and the bill went up for committee consideration Tuesday. The bill would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, place a federal tax on the sale of marijuana and erase nonviolent marijuana convictions from peoples’ criminal records. Trafficking of cannabis products in states that have not legalized such products would still be a federal crime and it would be up to states to decide whether or not to legalize weed. Medical marijuana is currently legal in more than half the country and 19 states have legalized recreational use for adults 21 and up. Cannabis is a burgeoning industry in the U.S., with infused beverages, boutique dispensaries and designer strains of marijuana entering the market in states that have legalized weed, but criminalization in other jurisdictions continues to perpetuate racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Dr. Malik Burnett, medical director of the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Harm Reduction Services, described this phenomenon as “a tale of two Americas.” Booker, chairman of the subcommittee and…

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