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Top Senate Democrat Endorses Decriminalizing Marijuana at the Federal Level

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Schumer Wants to Decriminalize Weed

The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer -- Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer -- just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug.

"I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end of the country to the other," Schumer, of New York, told Vice News in an interview airing Thursday evening. "I’ve seen too many people’s lives ruined because they had small amounts of marijuana and served time in jail much too long."