Opinion: Federal Cannabis Legalization is an Opportunity to Realize Justice and Jobs

Mar 11, 2021

Opinion piece from Steven Hawkins, MPP Executive Director and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Cannabis Council: "The war on cannabis has filled our jails and prisons with non-violent 'offenders,' disproportionately emptying minority neighborhoods. Aggressive policing of cannabis has unleashed on communities of color dangerous tactics, such as the no-knock warrant that led to the death of Breonna Taylor. And mere reference to cannabis use has been leveraged to dehumanize countless individuals, including George Floyd whose positive post mortem test for cannabis had nothing to do with his murder."

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