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SMOKE SIGNALS: Elizabeth Warren promises legal weed if Dems take Senate

A vote for Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats in the upper chamber is basically a vote to decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, it’s just a matter of getting Senate Leader Mitch McConnell out of the way.

That’s message Warren sent to stoners during a recent sit-down with Rolling Stone, when she touted legislation called the STATES Act that she co-sponsored with Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner to shift control over marijuana laws to individual states, rather than the federal government.

Warren said senators from several states that have approved medical or recreational use gathered earlier this year after the justice department rescinded the Obama-era Cole Memorandum, which directed federal prosecutors to defer to states when it comes to marijuana. Warren partnered with Gardner to craft the STATES Act and basically codify the approach in federal law, but she contends it will take a change of leadership in the Senate to make it a reality.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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