WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six Senate democrats, including Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, sent a letter to President Biden this week urging him to put an end to the federal ban on Cannabis.
According to a report by NJ.com, in the letter, which was sent to Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Senators are pleading to the administration to take cannabis off the list of Schedule 1 drugs.
Although Biden was the only Democratic candidate to not support the federal legalization of cannabis, he endorsed medical research, expunging convictions, and decriminalization.
“The administration’s failure to coordinate a timely review of its cannabis policy is harming thousands of Americans, slowing research, and depriving Americans of their ability to use marijuana for medical or other purposes,” the senators wrote. “We ask that the administration act quickly to rectify this decade long injustice harming individuals, especially Black and Brown communities,” the letter states. “In communities where cannabis has been legalized, there have been widespread economic, racial-justice, public safety, and health benefits.”
The letter was led by Sen Warren and received signatures from U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ed Markey, and Ron Wyden.
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