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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Biden Administration Recommendation To Reschedule Cannabis

New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to move marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III controlled substance:

“HHS has done the right thing and DEA should now quickly follow through on this important step to greatly reduce the harm caused by draconian marijuana laws. While this is a step forward, there is still much more that needs to be done legislatively to end the federal prohibition on cannabis and roll back the War on Drugs. I am committed to continuing to work in Congress to pass important marijuana legislation and criminal justice reform.”