Legalizing Marijuana

“Legalizing marijuana would be at the top of my list. This is not just about wanting to get high and not get arrested. We know that Black and Hispanic people are targeted more for drug arrests. I would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and stop treating it the same as other drugs that are considerably worse for you. That will ultimately start clearing a lot of Black and brown people out of the legal system.” -Steve Bloom

“The big problem we have right now is a huge division between people—not just between Black and white but between economic classes, and in visions for this country. I’d want to bring us together. I’ve been a supervisor, and to be an effective leader you have to put the interests of the people you’re responsible for ahead of your own interests. No matter how the election goes, there’s a whole section of this country that’s going to feel really left out and angry. As president, I’d want to make people see we have more in common than we do not. I know from my own experience you get a lot of pushback. You have to be honest with your people. If you lie, then they know you don’t trust them and you don’t think they’re capable of handling the truth.”

Growing pot at home could become legal in Washington - The Columbian
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2 Responses to Legalizing Marijuana

  1. They may as well. And then release everybody that imprisoned.

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    • msw blog says:

      I agree. I can’t even imagine how many Black people, Indigenous and People of Color, who have been arrested for marijuana possession laws, and clogs the criminal justice system and wastes billions…

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