Legalizing weed on the national level is at the top of New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker’s list of priorities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not be too happy with the proposal, due to his open resistance to legalizing weed but weed-lovers across the U.S. will push for the bill to pass.
Thank you Shaun. Grateful for your all your work on justice issues. Now we must make this the law of the land. https://t.co/alZYxFWbGf
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 1, 2017
On Tuesday, Booker introduced, via Facebook Live, legislation to legalize marijuana on a federal level. Booker’s bill would decriminalize marijuana as a Schedule I drug and remove the charges of those who’ve been convicted of marijuana possession or use.
“Our country’s drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed,” Booker states “They don’t make our communities any safer—instead they divert critical resources from fighting violent crimes, tear families apart, unfairly impact low-income communities and communities of color, and waste billions in taxpayer dollars each year.”
Booker also acknowledges the racial and economic differences surrounding marijuana arrests. The Marijuana Justice Act would create an urgency to eliminate the unbalanced arrest regarding minorities surrounding marijuana laws.