U.S. senators say attorney general should exercise his authority to deschedule weed

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A recent Pew Research poll found that fewer than 10 per cent of respondents nationally said no form of weed should be legal. Perhaps, it would also help to better reflect the will of voters want. Subscribe to Weekend Dispensary, a new weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp. Specifically, 60 per cent of the adults surveyed said marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use, while 31 per cent said only medical-use cannabis should be given the green light. Not only does decriminalizing cannabis represent “a critical first step in addressing the racial inequities in cannabis law enforcement,” it is a vital step for those “seeking cannabis as a medical treatment option,” it adds.

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Democratic senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have teamed up to ask that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland use his authority to have the Department of Justice remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list.

“Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), the Attorney General can remove a substance from the CSA’s list, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” states a letter sent last week.

“While Congress works...

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