A report in Heady NJ highlights Booker’s latest push for the sector to become legalized nationally.
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) recently said that the pandemic highlights the need for cannabis to be legalized.
“We need to end this federal prohibition,” Booker said. He argued that the fact that cannabis dispensaries are being deemed essential while cannabis is prohibited on the federal level shows why reform is urgently needed and its illegal status makes no sense.
He added that he is the chief sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-O), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Ed Markey (D-MA).
“There are people throughout this country right now who have PTSD from their military service, children falling into seizures with things like Dravet Syndrome, not able to access this drug, this lifesaving drug for some people. Enough is enough,” Booker said.