Senate Democratic Leader Introduces Far-Reaching Marijuana Descheduling Bill

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Click here to send a message to your Senators and encourage their support for the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act. Thirty-one states regulate medical marijuana use and nine states regulate the plant’s use, production, and sale for all adults. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, and Tammy Duckworth, just introduced legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions. Millions of individuals have suffered from the lifelong collateral consequences of criminal prohibition, making it harder for them to find a job, obtain housing, and access higher education.” “This bill is a welcomed shift of policy from Democratic party leadership. Passage of descheduling legislation is necessary to resolve the existing and ever-growing state/federal divide over marijuana policy.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, and Tammy Duckworth, just introduced legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions.  

Passage of descheduling legislation is necessary to resolve the existing and ever-growing state/federal divide over marijuana policy. Thirty-one states regulate medical marijuana use and nine states regulate the plant’s use, production, and sale for all adults.

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