Bipartisan Group Of 29 Congressional Lawmakers Pushes Biden To Back Marijuana Legalization

Bipartisan Group Of 29 Congressional Lawmakers Pushes Biden To Back Marijuana Legalization
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A bipartisan group of 29 congressional lawmakers from both the House and Senate sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday, asking that he formally back federal marijuana legalization as the administration carries out a review of cannabis scheduling at his direction. The letter, the text of which was obtained by Marijuana Moment last week, was circulated by Congressional Cannabis Caucus co-chairs Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dave Joyce (R-OH), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Brian Mast (R-FL), as well as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and has gained about two dozen additional signatories. “While we do not always agree on specific measures, we recognize across the aisle that continued federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana does not reflect the will of the broader American electorate,” the letter says. “It is time that your administration’s agenda fully reflect this reality as well.” Here’s the complete list of signatories on the letter:  Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Rep. David Joyce (R-OH) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Sen. Jeffrey Merkley (D-OR) Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA) Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) Rep. Troy Carter (D-LA) Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Rep. Katie Porter Member (D-CA) Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL) Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) “Marijuana does not belong in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, a classification intended for exceptionally dangerous substances with high potential for abuse and no medical use,” the lawmakers’ letter to…

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