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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

Joe Biden Includes Marijuana Decriminalization In New ‘Plan For Black America’

Former Vice President Joe Biden is using a newly released plan on racial justice to tout his existing modest marijuana reform proposals. The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said he would “decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions” as part of a “Plan For Black America” his campaign released on Monday. […]Read More

Ben & Jerry’s Uses 4/20 To Promote Marijuana Reform While Other Brands Market Off The Holiday

This year, the marijuana holiday 4/20 is being disrupted across the board due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting social distancing measures. But while public gatherings and scheduled events are being cancelled—with some organizers offering virtual alternatives—some major businesses are continuing to leverage the occasion to promote cannabis causes and products. The ice cream company Ben & […]Read More

Minority Marijuana Business Group Defends Bernie Sanders’s Comments On Legalization And Race

The country’s first diversity-focused marijuana trade association came to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) aid on Thursday, issuing a statement “to affirm our support and appreciation” for the 2020 presidential candidate’s recent comments on minority involvement in the legal cannabis industry. During a Democratic primary debate on Tuesday, Sanders pledged not only to end federal marijuana prohibition and […]Read More

Michael Bloomberg Backs Decriminalization As Marijuana Views Evolve Amid Presidential Run

The Democratic presidential candidate that’s arguably been the most hostile to marijuana law reform now supports decriminalizing cannabis possession. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D), who launched a late bid for the Democratic nomination last month, has faced criticism over dismissive remarks he’s made about marijuana legalization—calling it “perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever […]Read More

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