Yes but will they actually do anything about Federal legislation!
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Wednesday marks the unofficial marijuana holiday known colloquially as 4/20—and there’s no deficit of politicians and government agencies hopping on the trend this year.
State and congressional lawmakers, party organizations and various regulatory bodies are touting progress on cannabis legalization and calling for a federal end to prohibition. Others are simply using the holiday as an excuse to talk about cannabis issues, without necessarily indicating support for reform. In any case, this has become a theme over recent years as more states have moved to legalize marijuana for medical and adult use.
To be sure, there’s a lot of progress to highlight this year. But politicians are making clear that there’s more work to be done, and they’re not shying away from the issue as the popularity of reform continues to grow on an increasingly bipartisan basis.
Here’s what politicians, office-seekers and federal agencies are saying on 4/20 this year:
Support for cannabis legalization is at record levels.
As we move forward, the Senate is working to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and ensure those impacted by the failed War on Drugs are made whole.#420Day
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 20, 2022
Legalize marijuana. Expunge past marijuana convictions. End the failed War on Drugs.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 20, 2022
Black Americans are nearly four times more likely than white Americans to be arrested for cannabis possession, despite similar rates of use.
I've been urging @POTUS to use his authority to decriminalize cannabis use & pardon non-violent cannabis offenses. It's the right thing.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 20, 2022
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