Politics

UP IN SMOKE: Schumer Moves to LEGALIZE Marijuana Nationwide

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.18

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday his plan to introduce legislation that would de-criminalize marijuana across the United States; saying the decision to legalize the drug should be left to the states.

Schumer unveiled his decision on social media, writing “It’s official. Today, I am formally announcing my plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. It’s time we allow states, once and for all, to have the power to decide what works best for them.”

“I have long believed that states should function as their own laboratories of democracy. My bill is a step in the right direction aimed at removing the barriers to state legalization efforts,” he added.

Schumer’s legislation would officially remove marijuana from the list of federally scheduled substances; effectively allowing states to legalize the drug for both medicinal and recreational purposes.