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Schumer proposes federal legislation to decriminalize marijuana | CNBC

Published Wed, Jul 14 202112:51 PM EDT
By Emma Newburger@emma_newburger

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 13, 2021.
Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level.
  • The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and introduce regulations to tax cannabis products.
  • It would also expunge federal records of nonviolent cannabis offenders.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed legislation Wednesday to legalize marijuana at the federal level, a move aimed at easing restrictive drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and the poor.

The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and introduce regulations to tax cannabis products. The proposal would expunge federal records of nonviolent cannabis offenders and allow people serving time in federal prison for nonviolent marijuana crimes to petition a court for resentencing.

“This is monumental. At long last, we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on drugs,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said during a press conference at the Capitol. Schumer unveiled the draft along with Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Source: Schumer proposes federal legislation to decriminalize marijuana

Here’s How Long a Cannabis High Really Lasts, According to Science

MICHELLE STARR, 12 APRIL 2021

If you ask 50 different people how long the effects of cannabis last, you’re likely to get 50 different answers.

This can be a problem for figuring out how long a patient using the drug for medical purposes is going to remain impaired.

A new meta-analysis of 80 papers has narrowed down this timeframe. Depending on factors such as how the cannabis is consumed and how strong it is, the user can remain impaired for between three and 10 hours.

Source: Here’s How Long a Cannabis High Really Lasts, According to Science

11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream – The Washington Post

The data comes from a wide-ranging new survey on how and why people use marijuana in the U.S.

Editor’s Note:

1. Nearly 55 million adults currently use marijuana

Source: 11 charts that show marijuana has truly gone mainstream – The Washington Post