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Senate Democratic Leader Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
Senator Chuck Schumer introduced a bill that would remove cannabis from the controlled substances list.
Chuck Schumer D-NY introduced a bill on Wednesday June 27th that would remove marijuana from the DEAs list of controlled substances, which would allow states to determine their own cannabis policies without fear of federal interference.
Schumer, who announced his intention to file the bill in late April, was surely spurred on by recent midterm elections in which fellow ten-term, incumbent Democrat, Joe Crowley, was ousted by an independent 28-year-old Latina from Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The legislation, cosponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders I-VT, Tim Kaine D-VA and....
Marijuana prohibition is history in Canada. Last night, after months of negotiations, Parliament approved a bill to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adults. After one formality Royal Assent Canada will become the second nation to end marijuana prohibition and the first G7 country to do so.
Regulations vary by province, but most set age limits at 18 or 19 to match the legal age for alcohol and tobacco in Canada. Once the law takes effect, adults can possess up to 30 grams and grow up to four plants in their homes. Read more about this historic legislation.
New York Assembly Votes to Seal Over 800,000 Marijuana Convictions
Assembly Bill 2142 would seal the conviction of those arrested for the simple possession of marijuana in public view. This would make such charges not appear on criminal background checks. This would effect over 800,000 people charged over the past 20 years.
A companion measure in the Senate SB 03809 recently passed the Codes Committee and is currently in the Judiciary Committee. If the Senate approves the companion measure, it will be sent to the Assembly. If the Senate passes the Assembly-approved measure, it will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for consideration. Cuom....
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