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US Senate Dems propose federal marijuana decriminalization

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Washington (AFP) – US Senate Democrats on Wednesday rolled out draft legislation that would federally decriminalize marijuana, with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer lending his weight to the latest legislative effort to curb America’s war on drugs. The bill would remove pot from the list of controlled substances and allow stronger regulation and taxation of a drug that has been legalized in several states, and the uncertain but multi-billion-dollar legal industry it has created. “This is monumental, because at long last we are taking steps in the Senate to right the wrongs of the failed war on dr…

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