Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has predicted that the U.S. Senate will vote on a pending marijuana legalization bill if the Democratic Party takes control of the legislative body in November’s election. The senator made the comments during an interview with Rolling Stone.
Warren and Sen. Cory Gardner (D-Colo.) introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States, or STATES, Act in June of this year. If passed, the bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act so that it is no longer applicable to statutes “relating to the manufacture, production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of” cannabis.
“I feel confident that if the Democrats recapture the Senate we’ll get a vote on this, and the vote will carry,” Warren said. “I think we’ve got the votes for this.”
Protection From Jeff Sessions
The senator went on to say that she is trying to protect her constituents who are complying with Massachusetts state law from prosecution by the federal government.
“I care about this marijuana bill because I care about people in my home state who are at risk of getting arrested by Jeff Sessions for either buying marijuana or running a marijuana business,” said Warren. “And I also care about when a state decides that marijuana