The U.S. Senate held a committee hearing on Tuesday on the legalization of marijuana for the first time in the history of the chamber, but no action was taken. The hearing, held by the Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, came after the introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) last week. The hearing was more symbolic of putting the marijuana issue in the political spotlight rather than an actual debate on the bill. The CAOA was co-sponsored by the subcommittee chairman, Senator Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat. This is a historic moment, as the upper chamber of Congress has deferred consideration of any major marijuana-related legislation for years.
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