Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told Politico this week the Senate will push marijuana reform legislation, even without President Biden’s support.
In the interview with Politico, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that while he and others will make a case to President Biden for marijuana law reforms, the 46th president’s hesitation will not stop the legislation. “I want to make my arguments to him, as many other advocates will,” Schumer told the outlet. “But at some point we’re going to move forward, period.”
Schumer asserted the last decade of state marijuana legalization efforts has proven his position. “In 2018, I was the first member of the Democratic leadership to come out in support of ending the federal prohibition. I’m sure you ask, ‘Well what changed?’ Well, my thinking evolved,” Schumer said.
“When a few of the early states — Oregon and Colorado — wanted to legalize, all the opponents