“On Wednesday, Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a discussion draft of legislation that proposes sweeping reform to marijuana policy in the US. The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would decriminalize marijuana federally, expunge federal non-violent cannabis convictions (and encourage states to do the same), and create ‘new grant programs to fund nonprofits that provide services to those adversely impacted by the War on Drugs.'” (Those adversely effected by the war on drugs is a hell of a big list.) Democrats have a new plan to legalize marijuana federally.

+ It’s a step. But there’s a long, long way to go. Axios: “Any weed legislation will likely face a difficult path forward in the Senate, where Republicans have expressed opposition and some moderate Democrats may be skeptical. President Biden has not endorsed the bill.”

+ The budget bill is less of a longshot, but still has a tough road as the Dems must secure all 50 of their Senate votes. Democrats Propose $3.5 Trillion Budget to Advance With Infrastructure Deal.