High Hurdles for Commonsense Cannabis Reform

Source: The American Prospect
by Gabrielle Gurley

“Last November, South Dakota voters approved recreational and medical marijuana ballot initiatives. Chuck Schumer was so impressed by the victories that he gave a shout-out to the state at last Wednesday’s unveiling of the latest congressional plan to legalize pot. If one of the most conservative places in the country could legalize marijuana, the Senate majority leader intoned, fists clenched, the Senate should be able to as well. … Then Schumer came clean. He doesn’t have the votes. The tragedy is that the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act draft is as comprehensive a framework for federal marijuana regulation as Americans are likely to get from the legislative mortuary that is the United States Senate.” (07/19/21)