Prohibition

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Regulating Marijuana

In August, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators adopted a resolution calling for national marijuana policy reform.

The resolution delves deeply into the history of marijuana prohibition, recognizing the racist foundations of the earliest marijuana laws being used to discriminate against people of color, through the racial disparity that exists in marijuana enforcement to this day.

The Caucus called on Congress to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, and for state lawmakers to regulate marijuana for adult use and seal previous marijuana-related criminal records.

You can read the full resolution here.

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