Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Despite forty-six states legalizing some form of marijuana, our administration refuses to recognize the economic and medical benefits in favor of oppressing minorities and working class Americans. The continued effort to stigmatize marijuana and its users is a direct abuse of power and an affront to minorities targeted by stringent drug enforcement. I support:
- Expanding covered conditions, including opiate addiction,
- Focusing on rehabilitation rather than jail sentencing for offenders, and
- Reducing sentencing disparities that see a disproportionate number of black and latino americans incarcerated.
Congress has an incredible responsibility to recognize the laws set in place by state legislatures that protect citizens’ right to both medicinal and recreational marijuana.