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Schumer To Introduce Legislation To Decriminalize Marijuana

He told Vice News "the legislation is long overdue."
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Schumer To Introduce Legislation To Decriminalize Marijuana

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he's going to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

He told Vice News "the legislation is long overdue" and that he's "seen too many people's lives ruined because they had small amounts of marijuana."

Schumer's announcement comes as the Trump administration's made moves this year to allow for more federal oversight on legal marijuana. 

Politico reports this is the first time Schumer's publicly supported federal legislation to decriminalize the substance — though he's previously stated he backs the rights of states to decide where they stand on marijuana.

Vice News said Schumer plans to introduce the legislation sometime in the next week.