Schumer Pushes Back Release For Senate Legalization Bill

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The wait for the Senate’s version of a cannabis legalization bill will continue for months, with Democratic leaders in the chamber indicating Thursday that it will come sometime in the summer. The New York Democrat said after the House’s passage that he hoped the Senate would unveil its legalization measure by the end of this month. Everything bad would happen,” Schumer said. “The legalization of states worked out remarkably well. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat who is working with Schumer and Oregon Sen. And people in those states seem very happy.” During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden said that he supported decriminalizing cannabis, but stopped short of advocating legalization.

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The wait for the Senate’s version of a cannabis legalization bill will continue for months, with Democratic leaders in the chamber indicating Thursday that it will come sometime in the summer.

According to The Hill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that he’s proud of the progress senators have made in “bringing this vital bill closer to its official introduction” before the recess in early August.”

The timeline marks a shift from what Schumer had said previously and it may dismay legalization advocates who...

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