A new legislation to decriminalize cannabis on a federal level has been introduced on Wednesday by Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
The new legislation to decriminalize cannabis – the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act – takes cannabis off the list of scheduled substances.
Currently, cannabis is on the list of scheduled substances under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act. If removed from the list, US states will be free to exercise their will on cannabis.
“The time to decriminalize marijuana is now,” the Hill quoted Schumer as saying.
Investment for the new legislation
The legislation also states that it would allow to seal or expunge individual marijuana possession records.
Schumer said in a statement that the legislation is “simply the right thing to do.”
Early this month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions told The Hill that he hasn’t talked to President Donald Trump about legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. However, Sessions said he believed Trump would support a bill that protected states that do so.[share-btn]