Schumer to reintroduce federal cannabis reform bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he intends to reintroduce his bill to remove marijuana from the U.S. controlled substances list, a move that would permit states to regulate cannabis without fear of federal interference.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat from New York, will introduce the House version of the bill – called the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act.

In addition to removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, the measure would earmark a percentage of industry income tax revenues for small loans for women- and minority-owned cannabis businesses.

Schumer, also a New York Democrat, first introduced the bill last June.

That version collected nine co-sponsors in the Senate.

Comprehensive marijuana reform is expected to face an uphill battle, especially in the Republican-controlled Senate.

6 comments on “Schumer to reintroduce federal cannabis reform bill
  1. Christopher Simmons on

    They are for “States Rights”, as long as those rights don’t interfere with Big Pharma, Big Alcohol, and Big Tobacco’s money that’s lining their pockets to keep cannabis illegal.

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  2. Glenda on

    Cannabis marijuana whatever they want to call it should never have been in the first place it was never proven to be harmful until the drug makers felt it was going to harm their drug business in the early seventies that’s when they started to enforce arresting people for it. They have proven it to be beneficial for people use it in many ways as a matter of fact alcohol has proven to kill people in many ways but it’s legal and in Indiana Eric Holcomb legalized alcohol sales on Sunday and he signs a Casino bill where they serve up lots of alcohol to drink so they will gamble and drive home drunk with hope they make it home without killing someone or themselves But Eric Holcomb wouldn’t sign the medical marijuana bill that a lot of Indiana Hoosiers would love to have signed cause they wake up in pain every day yes I’m talking about Cancer and Ms patients so now 43 states have legalized one way or the other so why not federally legalized the other 7 states Eric Holcomb will be Voted out of office I bet in 2020

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  3. Guillermo Del Solar on

    All good but don’t understand why there always have to be discrimination . Why are the loans only for women and minorities? so they intend to solve discrimination by using discrimination ?.. well, that’s a new approach..may be another “great’ idea could be to teach our kids not to be violent by spanking them ?

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