• December 3, 2020

Tags : cannabis equity

Dem Leaders Kept Pot Out of Policing Reform, In Spite of Prison Injustices

As Congress debated historic policing reform over the past few weeks, Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) says Democratic Party leaders “told” him to not offer a marijuana amendment, because it would be a distraction. That lecture from leaders of the Democratic Party came even as African Americans continue to be arrested, prosecuted and incarcerated at higher rates than their white counterparts.Read More

The ‘War on Drugs’ Hovers Over some BLM Protests

WASHINGTON – Two weekends ago, just across from a freshly fortified White House, the sun was initially setting behind the overtly symmetrical office buildings that house the likes of the Motion Picture Association of America and U.S. Chamber of Commerce you could smell freedom wafting in the air as many peaceful protestors used the first […]Read More

‘Public Enemy Number One’ — New documentary shows the futility of a half-century of the War on Drugs

“We’ve always had a demon,” says author and historian Dan Baum in Public Enemy Number One, a new documentary that traces the history of the War on Drugs in America. “Something about American political culture requires us to have a demon. Go back to Salem. Alcohol was a demon. Communism was a demon, and all kinds of things were justified in the name of fighting communism. This is what we do.” Read More

Marijuana Record Expungement Movement Growing Rapidly, Report Shows

Though eleven states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana, the process of expunging prior cannabis convictions remains complicated and expensive, with methods to clear records varying widely between jurisdictions. People with marijuana records may struggle to pay outstanding fines or locate documents from different courthouses—if they are even aware at all that they are […]Read More

Mayor Pete Declines To Hit Imaginary Marijuana Joint

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg passed on a hit of an imaginary marijuana joint in a press appearance this week, politely handing it to the next person in the rotation. During a live-streamed interview on Wednesday with Denver-based Jeff Fard, or Brother Jeff, the host welcomed the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to the Mile High […]Read More

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