Senators Klobuchar And Smith, Join Booker, Warren, Sanders And Others In Push On Biden For Cannabis Legalization

Last week, a group of six U.S. senators  urged the Biden administration  to use its position and remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1 substances under federal law . Sen. Elizabeth Warren  (D-MA), Bernie Sanders  (I-VT), Cory Booker  (D-NJ), Ron Wyden  (D-ORE), Kirsten Gillibrand  (D-NY), and Edward J.Markey  (D-MA) sent the urging letter  on Wednesday, asking the administration to “use its existing authority to (i) deschedule cannabis and (ii) issue pardons to all individuals convicted of nonviolent cannabis-related offenses.” U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MIN)  and Tina Smith  (D-Min), while not being a part of this group that signed and sent the letter to President Biden , Attorney General Merrick Garland , and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra  said they are also backing recreational marijuana legalization and commuting sentences of non-violent offenders, reported Minnesota Reformer .  “I support the legalization of marijuana on the federal level and believe that states should have the right to determine the best approach to ... Full story available on