Marijuana is STILL classified as a ‘dangerous drug’ and IS illegal on the Federal level….
We’ll see if the US Senate would support this, which I doubt….
Sen. Cory Booker reintroduced the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that would legalize marijuana and take steps to repair damage the war on drugs had on poor communities of color, to distinguish himself as a leader on criminal justice reform in the crowded field of presidential hopefuls.
The legislation removes marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule of Controlled Substances, stripping the drug of its Schedule I classification as having “high potential for abuse.” That would lift the current patchwork of state marijuana laws, and legalize the possession, use and sale of marijuana on a federal level.
The act would also implement remedies to mass incarceration and racial wealth disparities that legalization advocates describe as “reparative justice,” steps that would help repair the consequences of the war on drugs.
The bill’s sponsors — Booker in the Senate and California Democratic House Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna — describe it as the “the most far-reaching marijuana legislation ever to be introduced in Congress.”
That’s not hyperbole, according to Queen Adesuyi, policy coordinator on national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, which helped draft the bill.
“The importance of this bill is it’s the first on a federal level to acknowledge the consequences of the War on Drugs on both the individual and community levels,” Adesuyi said…..