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U.S. senators say attorney general should exercise his authority to deschedule weed

Democratic senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have teamed up to ask that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland use his authority to have the Department of Justice remove cannabis from the federal controlled substances list.

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“Under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), the Attorney General can remove a substance from the CSA’s list, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” states a letter sent last week.

“While Congress works to pass comprehensive cannabis reform, you can act now to decriminalize cannabis,” Booker and Warren argue in the letter.

The senators maintain that descheduling cannabis would open the door for states

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