Sen. Booker among lawmakers calling on Biden to end federal ban on cannabis
Sen. Cory Booker is among several Democratic senators who are urging President Joe Biden to end the federal ban on cannabis.
Booker and the others wrote a letter to the president asking for marijuana to be removed from the list of Schedule 1 drugs. They also called on Biden to pardon all individuals convicted of nonviolent marijuana crimes.
The letter stated in part, "The administration's failure to coordinate a timely review of its cannabis policy, is harming thousands of Americans, slowing research, and depriving Americans of their ability to use marijuana for medical or other purposes.”
There are 19 states, including New Jersey, that have legalized marijuana for adult-use recreational purposes.