Cory Booker Introduces Legislation to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

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Once in a blue moon, Democrats will actually do something positive for liberty. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) made media rounds after bringing back anti-war sentiments to the Democratic Party, and now another Democrat is at the forefront of a movement the party was once more prominently known for.

New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, has long been a leading opponent of the War on Drugs, and has worked with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) in the past on bipartisan legislation to ease the burden of drug regulations. He is again making waves today, after announcing legislation which takes direct aim at the War on Drugs.

Booker is now introducing a bill which would end the federal prohibition of marijuana.

According to The Hill,

“The legislation, which Booker will formally roll out later Tuesday during a Facebook event, would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 drug — a move that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.”

Booker’s bill will face major opposition in Congress, and will be an incredible uphill battle. But to see a US Senator push to eliminate the federal prohibition of marijuana is a step in the right direction, and continued persistence from Booker and supporters of his legislation may eventually lead to the much needed demise of the drug war.