Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana. Nine of these states and Washington, D.C., allow the drug to be sold for leisure.
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Politics is not always red or blue. It has been green recently.
Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., the minority leader of the Senate, plans on Friday to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and a prominent advocate for decriminalization, legalization and normalization of marijuana use in America.
Schumers legislation would remove marijuana from the list of proposed substances under a 1
970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes. It would establish funding for marijuana women's and minority businesses, require more research on the public health impact on the drug, and maintain the federal authority to regulate commercial advertising, similar to existing regulations on tobacco and alcohol.
"If smoking marijuana does not hurt anyone, why should not we let people do it and not make it criminal?" Schumer told HBO Vice News in an interview on Thursday previewing his bill. To reach this point, Schumer agreed to sign a bong .
The procession comes on April 20, the unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana use and culture. It was said that code 420 was once used by the Southern California police to refer to marijuana.
Schumers support is the latest indicator of the green wave of American politics, with growing support in the political spectrum to change the way the federal government sees marijuana.
John Boehner, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, R-Ohio, made headlines a week after announcing that he joined the board of a marijuana company, he would now advocate a legalization policy and quickly reverse a lifelong opposition to the drug.
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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Led a fight against the Trump government this year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions lifted an Obama era memorandum urging federal authorities to privilege marijuana for prosecution. Gardner maintained Trump's nominations to the Justice Department until he received a personal assurance from the President that his government would not take action against states that legalized marijuana.
Gardner also drafts cross-party laws that make it clear that states have the right to determine their own marijuana laws without federal interference.
On the other hand, liberal legislators are also flocking to co-sponsor bills to roll back marijuana restrictions. On Thursday, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democrat-affiliate co-sponsor of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Sen. Cory Booker's law to legalize marijuana and people who have been convicted of marijuana possession, became their criminal records to delete. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, DN.Y., is already a co-sponsor.
The three candidates are all presidential candidates for 2020 – another indicator of how politicians are moving the country when it comes to marijuana.
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have already enacted legislation to legalize marijuana in some form, including for medical purposes. Nine of these states and D.C. have gone one step further to legalize the drug for purely recreational purposes.
Marijuana is also making progress in health care this week. The Associated Press reported that a group of US health experts on Thursday advocated the use of a marijuana drug to treat childhood seizures. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, it would be the first drug to come out of the cannabis plant for federal approval.
Cultural change is also changing the way people celebrate. Night owls act in secret parties and stealthy passports for public celebrations. USA Today reports Denver expects tens of thousands of people to gather on Friday for what is considered the "World's Largest 420 Feast."