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Kamala Harris Finally Endorses the Marijuana Justice Act

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Kamala Harris Finally Endorses the Marijuana Justice Act

 

US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Thursday announced her support for legalizing cannabis at the federal level, signing on to congressional legislation that would remove cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act and take initial steps to address the lasting consequences of the drug war.

 

“Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it’s the right thing to do,” Harris tweeted this morning, including a video statement she gave to the news outlet NowThis. “Today, I’m announcing support for [Sen. Cory Booker’s] Marijuana Justice Act.”

 

Signing on to the bill (S.1689) comes as the first significant move Harris has made in favor of cannabis reform despite more than a year of railing against prohibition.....

 

 

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/kamala-harris-finally-endorses-the-marijuana-justice-act

 


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Sen. Kamala Harris Joins the Ranks of Marijuana Justice Act Sponsors

Sen. Kamala Harris joins Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand in an effort to bring an end to federal prohibition and expunge prior cannabis convictions.

 

Adam Drury

 

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) is undeniably a rising star in the Democratic party. Her announcement Thursday that she would back federal marijuana legalization has quickly propelled her to the ranks of progressive heavyweights like Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). A potential 2020 contender for the White House, Harris’s recent statements signal she is ready to move the country toward progressive marijuana and criminal justice reform.

Sen. Kamala Harris Vows To Support Federal Marijuana Legalization

As Sen. Kamala Harris joins the ranks of Marijuana Justice Act sponsors, she moves alongside progressive Democrats like Cory Booker, the bill’s sponsor, and Kirsten Gillibrand, who champion marijuana legalization as a social justice issue......

 

 

 

https://hightimes.com/news/sen-kamala-harris-joins-ranks-marijuana-justice-act-sponsors/


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