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Report: Schumer To Announce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana

April 20, 2018 - 7:41 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Friday is 4/20, an unofficial holiday for pot smokers.

Senator Chuck Schumer has weighed in on the debate to decriminalize marijuana.

"Ultimately, it's the right thing to do -- freedom," he said.

Schumer made the comment during an interview with Vice News. The Senate Minority Leader said he'll be introducing legislation decriminalize marijuana. It will be made public next week.

"I've seen too people's lives ruined because they had small amounts of marijuana and served time in jail much too long," Schumer said.

The core of the proposal is expected to call for the removal of marijuana from the DEA's controlled substances list which would leave regulation of the plant up to the states.