This week we would like to report on the legalization and decriminalization of marijuna cannabis in the U.S. As a NYC dispensary we want to pay attention to what's happening in cannabis. Not only THC marijuana but Delta-8 , Delta-10, THC-O, CBD, and HHC. Companies, celebrities, comedians, and now legislators have joined the effort to federally legalize and tax cannabis here in the United States. Our team here at Cigalar have also joined the effort by advocating on any and all platforms we can in association with our cannabis friends.
A proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana, expunge federal pot convictions and direct pot tax money to communities beleaguered by the “war on drugs” passed the House last year. The measure was reintroduced in this year's new Congress and recently passed a key committee again.
President Joe Biden has said he supports decriminalizing marijuana and expunging past pot use convictions, but he hasn’t embraced federally legalizing the drug.
A Gallup poll released last week found 68% of Americans favor legalization, including 83% of Democrats, 71% of independents and 50% of Republicans. The survey of 823 adults had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Pointing to such polls, the new campaign casts legalization as an issue that crosses political divides and has new potential in the Democrat-led Congress.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) in July became the chamber's first leader to back legalizing marijuana, pledging to “make this a priority in the Senate,” where Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon have drafted legislation.
Legalization advocates hope to have a champion in Vice President Kamala Harris, who said before her election that making pot legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do.”