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The Marijuana Justice Act – Why We Need It (explained by a 10-year-old)
If you haven’t heard about the Marijuana Justice Act, it’s a federal bill that could change the country. It would decriminalize cannabis throughout the US and create a path to justice for millions who’ve been discriminated against in the name of cannabis prohibition.
Here’s an impromptu video of my 10-year-old and I discussing this very important federal bill. Sorry for the promo in the background. I was setting up for a Get Lifted shoot when he started an interesting convo.
Details about the Marijuana Justice Act from Leafly:
Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act would:
- Remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, ending federal prohibition of marijuana
- Cut federal funding for state law enforcement and prison construction if a state disproportionately arrests and/or incarcerates low-income individuals and/or people of color for marijuana offenses
- Allow entities to sue states that disproportionately arrest and/or incarcerate low-income individuals and/or people of color for marijuana offenses
- Prevent deportations of individuals for marijuana offenses
- Provide for a process of expungement for marijuana offenses at the federal level
- Provide for a process of resentencing for marijuana offenses at the federal level
- Create a “Community Reinvestment Fund” of $500 million to invest in communities most impacted by the war on drugs, for programs such as job training, reentry, community centers, and more. Part of the funding will come from the aforementioned cuts to state law enforcement and prison construction.
Here’s what you can do to support The Marijuana Justice Act.
NORML makes it easy. Send a letter to your senators asking them to support the Marijuana Justice Act.