Opinion: Why Democratic Senator Joe Manchin could be a problem for U.S. cannabis reform

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There is also Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has been called the “new Mitch McConnell” by his own party. The inability to secure the necessary votes may be why the U.S. hasn’t yet seen a cannabis reform measure introduced in the Senate. It’s not yet known where Manchin now stands on cannabis reform. / “I go to the treatment centres. Democrats will need all the inner-party support they can get this year if they expect to pass the comprehensive cannabis reform bill that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised. There is, of course, the continued wrath of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his willingness to lean on the filibuster to prevent any Democratic legislation from getting through.

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Democrats will need all the inner-party support they can get this year if they expect to pass the comprehensive cannabis reform bill that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has promised. But it has become painfully evident that the mission to legalize the leaf nationwide could be foiled one way or another.

There is, of course, the continued wrath of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his willingness to lean on the filibuster to prevent any Democratic legislation from getting through. McConnell recently said he had one goal: stopping the Biden Administration dead in its tracks. No surprise there.

There is also Democratic Senator Joe...

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