Senator Cory Booker is a strong advocate for ending the prohibition of cannabis in the United States. In 2017 Booker Sponsored a federal bill that would allow for legal cannabis. In December, the bill gained a co-sponsor, Senator Rob Wyden of Oregon, whose state also legalized recreational cannabis with voter approval in 2016.
Booker came out swinging against Session’s decision on January 4, to rescind the Cole memo and send the cannabis industry into a state of confusion and without direction. Booker said the “failed War On Drugs is unjust and does not make us safer.”
Booker was recently appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee and it is expected he will continue to fight for the end of cannabis prohibition.
Sessions’ determination to revive the failed War on Drugs is fiscally wasteful, morally bankrupt, unjust—and won’t make us safer. This backwards policy is wrong for America, and on the wrong side of history. https://t.co/KgoEtz3MrK
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 4, 2018
As a new member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – I will make it my mission to stand up to Jeff Sessions & President Trump.
And I won’t rest until there is liberty & justice for all. Thread ?? pic.twitter.com/lfopZFefcB
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) January 9, 2018