“We ask that the Biden Administration act quickly to rectify this decade long injustice harming individuals, especially Black and Brown communities.”
As cannabis faces possible federal legalization, Democrats are asking President Biden to step up and deschedule the drug.
The letter also puts an emphasis on the effect that cannabis criminalization has had on communities of colour. “We ask that the Biden Administration act quickly to rectify this decade long injustice harming individuals, especially Black and Brown communities,” the letter notes.
The letter is a follow-up to the previous correspondence between Democratic senators and the Biden Administration, an exchange that was called “extraordinarily disappointing” and that was only “half a page.”
It’s reported the administration is concerned about weed’s safety and because no studies have deemed it a safe and effective treatment for any condition.
“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,” reads the letter.
While marijuana is being legalized in more U.S. states, it still faces an uphill battle when it comes to federal law. While a large percentage of Democrats want to legalize the plant, many Republicans are against the idea, making it unlikely for both parties to reach an agreement and for the laws to change anytime soon.
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