The more we examine the locales that have legalized marijuana here in the United States, the more we like the results that we are seeing.
You don’t have to be a cannabis user to be excited about the idea of legalizing the cash crop. In fact, a great many of our elected officials who don’t partake have looked at the evidence, and discovered that legal weed is not only a cash crop of unmatched potency, but that allowing marijuana to be consumed without legal repercussions has decreased instances of opioid dependence in places like Colorado and beyond.
Now, during the week of the unofficial “weed holiday” of April 20th, House Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has made a bold demand.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday reiterated his call to legalize marijuana at the federal level, saying he hopes to see an end to the drug’s prohibition by next year’s 4/20.
“Hopefully, the next time this unofficial holiday, 4/20, rolls around, our country will have made progress in addressing the massive overcriminalization of marijuana in a meaningful and comprehensive way,” Schumer said on the floor of the upper chamber.
And this isn’t a partisan issue – not in the least. Ask any libertarian how they feel about the prohibition of marijuana and you’re likely to get an earful of research and rhetoric.
President Joe Biden is notoriously unenthused about the idea of legalizing pot, however, and even drew criticism earlier in his first term by terminating White House staffers who admitted to even past marijuana use.
Over half of the states in the nation already allow for some version of decriminalized cannabis.