“Let’s Make Marijuana Legal. It Shouldn’t Be That Hard.” - Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren Advocates for Cannabis Legalization
In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a compelling case for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level. Her statement, "Let’s Make Marijuana Legal. It Shouldn’t Be That Hard," underscores her stance on the issue and her advocacy for a change in the current laws.
The Case for Legalization
Warren argues that the Biden administration should deschedule marijuana at the federal level. This move would bypass the need for full legalization, which she points out would require "a functioning Congress". By advocating for descheduling, Warren is pushing for a solution that could be implemented more swiftly and effectively.
The Impact of Current Laws
The current classification of marijuana alongside drugs like heroin by the DEA has led to a host of issues, including dangerous and illegal purchasing practices. Warren’s proposed solution would not only make purchasing marijuana safer and more accessible but would also pave the way for federal legalization.
Beyond Recreational Use
Warren’s advocacy for marijuana legalization extends beyond recreational use. She believes that legalizing marijuana is about undoing a century of racist policy that disproportionately targeted Black and Latino communities. It’s about rebuilding the communities that have suffered the most harm.
Warren’s interview with Colbert highlights her commitment to advocating for sensible and equitable drug laws. Her call for the de-scheduling of marijuana at the federal level is a significant step towards achieving this goal. As she rightly points out, "Let’s Make Marijuana Legal. It Shouldn’t Be That Hard".