The US Senate will take into account main federal marijuana reform

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would push for sweeping marijuana reform whether or not President Joe Biden accepts the idea.

“He said he was studying the subject, so obviously (I) want to give him a little time to study it,” Schumer said in an interview with Politico.

“I want to bring my arguments to him, as many other proponents will. But at some point we’ll move forward, period. “

Schumer of New York is working with Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon on a major marijuana reform bill that Schumer said will be “soon” revealed.

He said proponents of the bill would then sit down with opponents, listen to their objections and “try to educate them”.

While Schumer advocates a comprehensive approach to marijuana reform, experts say a cannabis banking measure is more likely to be passed this year. This would allow financial institutions to serve the marijuana industry without fear of prosecution.

Biden was less than enthusiastic about the marijuana reform. While the Democratic Party platform supports the legalization of medical marijuana, it is calling for MJ to be postponed instead of being completely removed from federal controlled substances law.

Many in the cannabis industry were further disappointed recently when several White House employees were asked to resign for admitting to earlier using marijuana. Others have been suspended or asked to work remotely, according to the Daily Beast.

Industry officials are hoping that Vice President Kamala Harris, who as a US Senator supported marijuana reform, could ultimately have an impact on Biden.

Schumer told Politico that he believed states’ legalization of marijuana had “worked remarkably well”.

“The Parade of the Terrible never took place and people got more freedom,” he said.

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