Senators Booker, Wyden, Schumer Joint Assertion on Hashish Reform Laws – MJNews Community

DISTRICT COLOMBIA: Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following joint statement at the 117th Congress on Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Legislation:

“The war on drugs was a war against people – especially people with color. Ending the federal marijuana ban is necessary to eradicate the wrongs of this failed war and end decades of damage inflicted on color communities across the country. But that alone is not enough. As states continue to legalize marijuana, we must also take action to collect people who were wrongly targeted in the war on drugs.

“We are determined to work together to propose and advance comprehensive cannabis reform laws that will not only turn this sad chapter of American history on its head, but also undo the devastating consequences of these discriminatory policies. The Senate will make consideration of these reforms a priority.

“Earlier this year, we will publish a unified draft discussion on major reforms to ensure restorative justice, protect public health, and implement responsible taxes and regulations. Obtaining input from stakeholders will be an important part of developing this critical legislation. “

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