Why President Trump Is Positioned To Be Marijuana’s Great Savior & How The Democrats Blew It

For example, while the STATES Act has the support of President Trump, it lacks support from Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s top Democrat.

Some of the past’s most ardent drug warriors in Congress came from the Democratic delegation. The harsh mandatory minimum sentences enacted in the 1980s that largely led to today’s mass-incarceration problem were championed by then Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill, someone generally revered as a progressive hero.