Sen. Booker open to marijuana banking deal

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., a key cosponsor of comprehensive Senate marijuana legalization legislation, said late last week that he is willing to cut a deal on a smaller bill that could include cannabis banking.

“Look, I’m a compromise guy,” he said, in an interview with “N.J. Spotlight News.” “New Jersey sent me down here to get things done—not to make stands where I make good points but don’t pass bills.”

Booker has joined Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in introducing legislation that would legalize marijuana and provide “restorative justice” to people who have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes.

In the interview, Booker referred to the legislation as the “gold standard” of marijuana bills.


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