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Sen. Cory Booker’s bill to legalize marijuana may be a long shot, but it’s still worth talking about

Sen. Cory Booker’s bill to legalize marijuana may be a long shot, but it’s still worth talking about

This week Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a sweeping bill that would not only legalize marijuana at the federal level, but would attempt to reverse the impact that the war on pot has had in poor and minority communities.

The Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, which would make it legal under federal law. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug along with heroin and LSD, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical value. (Tell that to the 29 states that allow the use of medical...

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