Voters have the power to end the federal war on weed this election, Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a recent exclusive interview with Leafly. But only a Democrat-controlled House, Senate, and White House will do it.

Speaking late last week, Sen. Schumer urged Leafly readers to vote for a Democratic senator in their home state to flip the Senate blue, and ensure one of several pending legalization bills gets to the White House.

“I am fervently committed to getting [legalization] done.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is “totally opposed” to legalization, Schumer said. McConnell remains the main obstacle standing in the way of federal reform. “It’s like night and day, the difference between the…

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