What do Chuck Schumer and John Boehner have in common? They've both "evolved" on the issue of marijuana.
On Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his plans to introduce legislation decriminalizing marijuana, calling the bill "simply the right thing to do" in light of the number of people serving long jail sentences for possessing small amounts of the drug.
"The time has come to decriminalize marijuana,” Schumer said in a statement. "My thinking—as well as the general population’s views—on the issue has evolved, and so I believe there’s no better time than the present to get this done."
But while Schumer is the first party leader to ever come out in favor of decriminalization, he's hardly the only leading voice on the issue, especially as members of the GOP warm up to the idea of marijuana reform. >>>