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New York Sen. Chuck Schumer Adds His Support to Federal Marijuana Bill

.Sen. Chuck Schumer, known as one of the most vocal supporters of the War on Drugs, has just signed his name to a Senate medical marijuana bill which would reschedule the drug.

The legislation, called the Carers Act, was introduced by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker in March and quickly gained support from Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as GOP Sen. Rand Paul, among other legislators from both sides of the aisle.

In effect, the bill would reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II, which would mean a recognition that marijuana has medicinal value.

The bill also seeks to allow banks to provide financial services to marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized cannabis. In those states, veterans would be allowed to access medical marijuana instead of relying solely on opioids as medication. The federal government would be barred from cracking down on medical marijuana operations. [Read more at the Daily Caller]hIKeCjaz

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