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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJune 27th, 2019
- senate Committees
Marijuana possession is being wrongfully used as a tool for deportation under the Trump administration. Given how common marijuana use is and many states’ legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana, it no longer makes sense to subject immigrants to penalties under the INA for marijuana offenses.
While some states have legalized marijuana use within their borders, these local-level decriminalization doesn't change the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. Marijuana offenses are violations of federal law, which must be considered in immigration decisions.