Black people make up 12 percent of the population but 32 percent of marijuana arrests.
House Leadership today posted notice for Congressional consideration of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which ends the federal prohibition of cannabis. The MORE Act is scheduled for a floor vote next week.
State officials approved procedures in 2019 permitting those with low-level marijuana possession convictions to seek unconditional pardons.
The move comes after Gov. Polis signed separate legislation into law earlier this year granting him the expanded authority to issue such pardons, which took effect this month.
NORML leadership today sent an open letter to Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), asking her to recognize the detrimental impact that racially-discriminatory marijuana law enforcement has had on the public health of communities of color.
An unlikely activist fighting for reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia and on Capitol Hill
Members of NAACP Denver and Minorities for Medical Marijuana join forces to address the lack of diversity and need for social equity within the marijuana industry.
Passage of the the Fair Chance at Housing Act will address the very policies that contribute to a lifetime of social and economic challenges for responsible marijuana consumers.