Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Says Nationwide Marijuana Reform Is On
February 3, 2021
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by Marijuana News on Fri, 01/29/2021 – 10:53
Marijuana decriminalization is sure
to be meet with a signature if Congress
can manage to get a bill on Joe Biden’s desk.
Nationwide marijuana reform will get
some attention in 2021.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,
the new king of Capitol Hill, says cannabis
will get a fair shake this year once the session
gets moving. Although the Senate has experience
a few hiccups so far as Schumer and minority
leader Mitch McConnell have attempt to negotiate
a power-sharing agreement, those issues appear
to be resolve for the most part, and the upper
chamber is finally going to work. Although
there’s a lot of crucial issues that has to deal
with early on, Schumer says marijuana reform
continues to be a high priority for
Democrats in 2021.
During a recent interview with MSNBC’s
Rachel Maddow, Schumer allude that this
reform will be a part of a much larger
racial justice initiative. “There’s lots to do,
and we have to succeed,” he said.
However, contrary to
legislation probably will not call for full
steam ahead marijuana legalization. Instead,
it will likely follow the Democratic Party’s
platform, which states that they “will
decriminalize marijuana use and reschedule
it through executive action on the federal
level.” It also says they will get behind the
legalization of medical marijuana and
continue to allow states to do their thing
with respect to adult use.
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It looks like cannabis advocates can expect to see at least some modest pot reforms being discuss in Congress this year. There was some concern early on that the Democrats’ slim majority in Congress might prevent progress from taking shape. Part of the problem is that the Democrats still need Republican votes to get anything to pass. They’ve lost some seats in the House, which has made it a little more difficult for them to control the room. And the Senate is split 50-50, with
Vice President Kamala Harris been the tie breaker.
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As much as it hurts to say,
the Democrats will need minority leader Mitch McConnell to rally the Republican votes necessary to approve anything substantial. Whether he’ll play ball remains to be seen. McConnell has stated that the two parties need to work together, but his attitude might change when presented with anything pertaining to pot. It’s no secret that McConnell loathes marijuana.
Furthermore, President Biden will probably be pretty strict when it comes to what pot-related measures he’ll get behind. He’s not likely to support full blown legalization. Still, the president seems more than eager to support legislation that deals with racial justice. He said during his campaign that he doesn’t believe anyone should go to jail for pot. Therefore, marijuana decriminalization is sure to be meet with a signature if Congress can manage to get a bill on his desk.
Although Vice President Harris
is a supporter of ending prohibition, she has said that she would not pressure Biden to take her side. We should probably expect the federal government to take baby steps on this increasingly prevalent issue if they can find a way to get anything accomplish at all. But America wants a change. Some of the latest Gallup polls show that more than 60% of the population thinks marijuana should be tax and regulate similar to alcohol.