Senator Schumer’s ascension to Majority Leader will mark the first time in US history that the upper chamber is led by a Senator who is openly calling for cannabis legalization.
Provisions in the package amend a 1998 federal law that mandated those applying for student aid to disclose if they ever had a drug-related conviction, and barred hundreds of thousands of applicants from receiving funding.
The House of Representatives approved the MORE Act to end federal marijuana prohibition in an historic vote.
“My commitment is that if I am leader [of the US Senate], I am going to do everything I can to put the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act on the floor of the Senate. The odds are very high it will pass.”
Just over a week ahead of an anticipated House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment,…
Later this month, there will be a crucial vote in the US House of Representatives…
“The current predicament of a rapidly expanding national marketplace without access to the national banking systems has resulted in an untenable situation.”
Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses.