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Sen. Schumer Supports Marijuana Legalization

Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) is pushing the Senate toward lifting the federal prohibition on marijuana with legislation that would represent the biggest overhaul of federal drug policy in decades. The bill that Schumer is drafting with Senate Finance Chair Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Booker (D-NJ) is still being written. Though they avoided the term legalization when announcing their plan, it is expected to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and tax and regulate it on the federal level while leaving states able to enforce their own laws regarding the drug.