Marijuana Moment reports today..

A leading voice for marijuana legalization in the Senate has been appointed to lead a key subcommittee with jurisdiction over drug policy issues—and he immediately signaled that cannabis reform would be part of his agenda.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will chair the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism. A press release on the appointment prominently touts two marijuana bills the senator has sponsored.

The Marijuana Justice Act to federally deschedule cannabis and promote social justice is the very first piece of legislation cited in the release after it notes the senator’s work to make “championing reforms of America’s broken criminal justice system a top priority.” Also mentioned is his separate CARERS Act, which would protect state medical marijuana programs.

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Cory Booker Touts Marijuana Reform Record After Being Named Chair Of Key Senate Subcommittee