Senate marijuana bill: Schumer, Democrats to introduce bill to federally decriminalize cannabis
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level.
The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, a draft bill by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Schumer would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, allowing pot to be regulated and taxed.
Thirty-seven states have already decriminalized the substance, and 18 of those states have fully legalized it. Most Americans support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use.
Schumer's push to decriminalize the substance on a federal level marks how far...