Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., Introduced Thursday a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana nationwide as he mounts his presidential campaign.
Despite growing support for the legalization of marijuana in Washington, the bill is expected to face a tough battle in the Republican-controlled Senate under the supervision of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Last May, the senator from Kentucky said: "I do not intend to approve the legalization of marijuana", about a bill introduced by the leader of the senatorial minority, Chuck Schumer, of New York, to decriminalize the drug. McConnell declined to comment on Booker's bill.
Booker did not immediately respond to requests for comment.