Schumer, Dems unveil plan to legalize weed nationwide; advocate predicts ‘days of federal prohibition are numbered’

By Tom Schuba

A sweeping proposal unveiled Wednesday aims to lift the nationwide prohibition on pot and create new federal regulations as the number of states with some form of legal cannabis continues to grow.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and fellow Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released the outline of the proposed Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act to solicit input from the public. The “discussion draft” obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times most notably includes plans to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, a move advocates and pot lovers have endorsed for years.

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