U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is set to introduce a bill Tuesday to make marijuana legal at the federal level, marking the first time the New Jersey Democrat has come out in favor of full legalization and further stoking tensions with a Trump administration that has sought to roll back the clock on federal drug policy.

The Marijuana Justice Act, as Booker is calling his bill, would also allow people serving time for marijuana-related offenses to be resentenced and automatically expunge federal marijuana use and possession crimes.

It uses federal funds to encourage states to liberalize their marijuana laws, Booker said in a statement ahead of the bill’s formal introduction.

“Our country’s drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed,” Booker said.

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