U.S. Senate Minority Leader Announces Measure to Decriminalize Marijuana

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) announced today that he will soon be introducing legislation that would decriminalize marijuana across the United States.

In an interview with VICE News Schumer called the legislation “long overdue”, and said that “too many people” have been effected by the plant’s prohibiton.

“I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end of the country to the other,” said Schumer, who is the leading Democrat in the Senate. Schumer’s announcement comes just weeks after the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) announced legislation that would legalize hemp.

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