In the latest news, US Senate leader Chuck Schumer has announced that Democrats have created a bill known as the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act. This act is to decriminalize marijuana and have it removed from the federal controlled substance list in the state of Washington.
In the press conference on Wednesday, Schumer announced that “for justice and for freedom, it makes eminent, eminent sense to legalize marijuana”. He also says that it is time to catch up with other states who have legalized marijuana. Additionally, the bill also states that federal records of nonviolent cannabis offenders will be removed as well. He states that “People shouldn’t have to live with a criminal record the rest of their lives. Expunge those records”. He also states that “We have all seen the agony of a young person arrested with a small amount of marijuana in his or her pocket. And because of the historical over-criminalization of marijuana, they have a very severe criminal record they have to live with their whole lives.”
The legalization of marijuana is now in consideration in many states in the US, therefore it may impact leaders across the world to legalize the plant as well. This may bring new beginnings towards the plant and people may be more open with using it. Do you agree with this decision? Let us know in the comments below.