Friday, April 20, 2018

Boehner and Schumer on federal decriminalization of marijuana for 4/20/18

It's April 20, which for the past three years I've used to update my readers on the status of marijuana legalization.  This year, two well-known politicians have come out in favor of the trend.  The first is Former Speaker John Boehner On Legalizing Marijuana, who appeared on CNBC April 13th.

Former House Speaker John Boehner speaks about why he now supports the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana and Kevin Murphy, Acreage Holdings CEO, explains how the investment company is working to further the legal cannabis industry.
The second was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who told VICE News on HBO yesterday why he is introducing a bill that decriminalizes marijuana.

The Minority Leader of the Senate is making it official the day before 4/20: He’s down with legal weed.
In an exclusive interview with VICE News, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) confirmed he is putting his name on legislation that he said is aimed at “decriminalizing” marijuana at the federal level.
For Schumer, this is a shift. While he has backed medical marijuana and the rights of states to experiment with legal sales of pot, what he is proposing is a seismic shift in federal drug policy.
“Ultimately, it’s the right thing to do. Freedom. If smoking marijuana doesn’t hurt anybody else, why shouldn’t we allow people to do it and not make it criminal?” Schumer said.
This news deserves a drink.  Here's a Marijuana Milkshake Shot from Tipsy Bartender.

These little shots are creamy, fruity, and super delicious!
As I wrote last year and the year before, "Here's a toast to marijuana legalization following in the tracks of marriage equality!"

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