Schumer, Booker, Wyden ask U.S. Senate colleagues for help on marijuana reform

Biggest hurdle for legislation would be garnering support from at least 10 Republican senators, the minimum number needed to advance a bill in evenly divided Senate

By: - February 10, 2022 9:52 am
A worker removes leaves from a marijuana plant

In this file photo, David Burr demonstrates removing leaves on marijuana plants to allow more light for growth at Essence Vegas’ 54,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility on July 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.