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By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment

As Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) works to advance a bipartisan marijuana banking bill, he’s also calling on supporters to join him in demanding that the federal government legalize marijuana.

chuck schumer at marijuana justice event

In a campaign email blast this week, the senator said “it’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide” and asked supporters to add their name and contact information to an online petition promoting an end to cannabis prohibition.

The sign-on form, which is a common tactic used to build a political campaign’s email and fundraising list, notes that “over 40 percent of Americans live in states where marijuana is legalized—both red states and blue states—and support for marijuana legalization is overwhelming, no matter your party.”

“Sign on to demand that the federal government end the prohibition of marijuana,” it says.

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