National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Regulating Marijuana

Nov 20, 2017 , ,

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.

One response to “National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Regulating Marijuana”

  1. One more step on the eventual disposal of the odious Schedule One classification that seems too completed for Congress to dispose of. Maybe their federal counterparts will listen to them since the are ignoring the voice of the people. Being stupid about this issue is a long held tradition in the Congress of the United States. A huge percentage of the population has already voiced their acceptance of medical cannabis and way over 50% want recreational legal. My Congressman is Rubin Kihuen of Nevada and he had better be a member of your caucus and voted to change cannabis to Schedule 42 or the same schedule that Funyums is.

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