MADISON – Today, President Joe Biden officially announced that his administration took the major step of reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous substance, from Schedule I to Schedule III under federal law. Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released the following statement:

“This is a monumental decision by President Joe Biden and serves as a major step to right the many wrongs and inequities of the past due to the harmful policies of prohibition. Lives have been destroyed and families have been torn apart due to misinformation spread about cannabis.

“Here in Wisconsin, I’ve often said that the most dangerous thing about cannabis is that it remains illegal. Today, I am full of hope thanks to the President’s announcement that we are taking steps to become safer and more prosperous due to this reclassification. I am hopeful that we are turning the corner toward a future with cannabis-related policies that focus on liberty and safety. President Biden’s announcement opens up opportunities toward growth and reckoning after generations of failed policies.”

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