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The evolution and future of marijuana in the US

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This is the State of California: Doug Sovern and Patti Reising are away today.

The Justice Department has proposed reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule 3 drug, which would ease federal restrictions on cannabis if approved. 

This move, deemed "monumental" by President Biden, follows his moves to pardon those convicted of simple marijuana possession, and highlights his administration's focus on marijuana policy reform. 

Although Marijuana is legal in California, there are still federal laws that prevent its use in certain instances in the state. And to break it down, KCBS Radio's Bret Burkhart was joined by David Downs, the Senior Editor at Leafly, an online marijuana resource. 

 

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