Schumer, other Democratic senators introduce bill for federal marijuana legalization

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Sen. Maj. Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is continuing his push for the federal legalization of marijuana.

Fellow democrats Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined him Wednesday to propose the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act.

The bill would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and put regulations in place for taxing cannabis products.

"The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would help put an end to the unfair targeting and treatment of communities of color by removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances," Schumer said.

New York is one of 18 states that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana and one of 37 states that has legalized it for medical use.