Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the new left wing democrats that has been raising most attention from the media. She is now demanding that people who were most affected by war on drugs get compensation.
The Trump administration wants to get more input from people when it comes to the reclassification of cannabis.
The Democratic senator of Oregon, Ron Wyden, has introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis on a federal level. The bill is called S.420 and is one of three bills that is aiming to bridge the gap between federal laws and state laws.
As long as Republicans controlled the Congress most cannabis related changes were blocked. However the new Democratic majority in the House is now ready to make sweeping changes to federal cannabis laws.
In spite of reports of the opposite, it seems that no decrease of alcohol consumption has taken place in those states where cannabis has become legal.
The editorial board of The Seattle Times writes that more than the 3500 that so far have been pardoned for small possessions should also be eligible for pardon.