(Via Black Star News) – The King himself would approve. Bob Marley on the cover of the album “Catch a Fire.”
[Speaking Truth To Empower]
Last Thursday, U.S. Senator Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (IND.-Vermont) co-signed the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced by Booker last year. If passed, the legislation would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, while also denying federal funds to those states maintaining cannabis criminalization.
There are many reasons Black America should support this legislation, including the obvious one: it will remove one racially-applied law police use to criminalize Blacks.
Bernie Sanders’ endorsement comes at a time when several high-profile Democrats have voiced their support for marijuana decriminalization.
On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced plans to introduce far-reaching marijuana legislation. Other Democrats pledging support for marijuana legalization are: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and presumed presidential candidate California Senator Kamala Harris.
Senator Booker, who championed this legislation, has pointed out the contradictions with marijuana criminalization as it relates to Whites, especially