Friday, June 24, 2016
Lots of notable marijuana politics and reform news from the states and Congress ... UPDATE: And from the DNC
Over at Marijuana.com, Tom Angell does a great job covering news on the marijuana reform law and politics front. These posts from this past week highlight why serious marijuana reform students should be following his work:
UPDATE: Here is another new item of note from the same source, with its starting text:
Democrats Approve Marijuana Platform Plank
Members of a Democratic National Committee panel responsible for drafting the party’s 2016 platform have approved a plank calling for broad marijuana law reform.
It reads: “We believe that the states should be laboratories of democracy on the issue of marijuana, and those states that want to decriminalize marijuana should be able to do so. We support policies that will allow more research to be done on marijuana, as well as reforming our laws to allow legal marijuana businesses to exist without uncertainty. And we recognize our current marijuana laws have had an unacceptable disparate impact, with arrest rates for marijuana possession among African-Americans far outstripping arrest rates among whites despite similar usage rates.”