"Prohibiting marijuana in federally-subsidized housing is concerning as it will likely impact the same communities that have been harmed the most by marijuana prohibition. In order for this outdated policy to change, Congress must take action to address the untenable conflict between state and federal marijuana laws by moving forward with cannabis policy reforms," said Violet Cavendish, MPP's communications manager.
"President Biden should support efforts to reform the rules at the World Anti-Doping Agency. His reluctance to support any type of cannabis reform is very frustrating given that nearly 70 percent of the American people support cannabis legalization," said Matthew Schweich, MPP's deputy director.
With recreational cannabis legal in Connecticut for less than a week, questions abound about the new law and its implementation. DeVaughn Ward, a Connecticut lawyer and senior legislative counsel for the nonprofit Marijuana Policy Project, has the answers.
"Athletes can consume as much alcohol as they want. And alcohol is a substance that if you consume too much, you can overdose and die, and yet with cannabis, a person gets banned. It makes no sense at all," said Matthew Schweich, MPP's deputy director.
"Like millions of other Americans, Sha'Carri Richardson is an adult who used cannabis in a state where it is legal. She should have the right to use cannabis without the fear that it could severely impact her athletic career and deprive her of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. A strong majority of Americans support full legalization despite being continually ignored by President Biden and Congress," said Matthew Schweich, MPP's deputy director.
Some police departments along the shoreline said they are beefing up patrols for the weekend. DeVaughn Ward, the senior legislative counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project, said consumers should also expect police to be on the alert for impaired drivers.
"Of the states that have passed decriminalization measures, some have medical marijuana laws. Sixteen states have decriminalized marijuana but not legalized it in any form," according to the Marijuana Policy Project.