California Senator and top-tier presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D) unveiled a bill which would decriminalize marijuana federally and create a 5% federal cannabis tax which would benefit, in part, equity programs and the individuals they’re supposed to benefit.
- She unveiled the proposal with Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.).
- It’s one of many federal cannabis bills which will likely struggle to pass a Republican controlled Senate.
Former andidate Joe Biden proposes reclassifying cannabis as a schedule II drug, which would enable medical research, but leave the decision on REC legalization to the states.
- In this week’s Democratic debates, look for opponents to attack Biden’s past positions on criminal justice issues as overly harsh. (He seeks to roll some of them back.)