Amid bitter negotiations between New York’s Governor (Andrew Cuomo) and federal lawmakers about how to authorize Cannabis within the state, Chuck Schumer (the Senate Majority Leader) supports lawmakers.
In a Twitter post dated last week, Chuck applauded Crystal Peoples-Stokes (New York’s Assembly Majority Leader) and Senator Liz Krueger. Krueger and Crystal sponsored the MRTA (Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act). Chuck is hoping that legislators and the Governor will soon come to a Consensus that will improve the country’s recovering economy and terminate over-criminalization.
America’s Senate Majority Leader said that as the two opposing parties come to an agreement, he is urging the Country’s leaders from Albany to make efforts to undo the harm caused by cannabis prohibition.
In the past few weeks, top lawmakers have been trying to get New York’s Governor to support their proposal, which activists claim is stronger on social equity than the proposal Cuomo featured in his spending plan. Although parties have repeatedly emphasised that a Consensus is around the corner, they have also admitted experiencing hurdles during the process. According to Crystal, last week, talks with the governor ended in screaming. Also, a high-ranking senator said I’m Tuesday that talks reached an impasse regarding a proposal about impaired driving.
Schumer disclosed that he was happy that both sides are working tirelessly to put this behind them but didn’t mention Andrew by name. Cuomo is presently marred by several scandals, such as sexual harassment claims, and he’s facing increasing calls for resignation.
Schumer is leading a legalization charge in Congress together with Ron Wyden (Senate Finance Committee Chair) and Senator Cory Booker. Last month, the three held the first summit with activists and are currently drafting a reform.