Just Introduced: The Marijuana Justice Act is in the House

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Today, Representative Barbara Lee of California along with over a dozen original co-sponsors have introduced the Marijuana Justice Act into the House of Representatives. “I’m proud to introduce the Marijuana Justice Act – bold, progressive legislation to address the legacy of racial bias in marijuana enforcement and to end the failed War on Drugs,” said [...]

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

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In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant. Earlier this year Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has a tremendous amount [...]

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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

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Source: Gallup A record percentage of US adults, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data released today by Gallup. Sixty-four percent of adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage [...]

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ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession

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African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession [...]

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

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Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally [...]

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