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Though 15.3 million viewers watched the candidates discuss a variety of topics pertinent to the American voter, Booker expressed disappointment over the one topic not debated—marijuana legalization.
Legislation from Illinois marks the first time a state has legalized commercial marijuana sales through the legislature instead of voter initiative.
Out of all the Democratic candidates that have put their hats in the ring, the one that has the best chance at earning it, former Vice President Joe Biden, might be a little backwards when it comes to marijuana reform.
The Democratic Party has changed dramatically, particularly on issues involving criminal justice and drug policy. It is on these issues that Mr. Biden’s strengths have become his weaknesses.
The 2020 presidential hopeful introduced the Marijuana Justice Act back in 2017, but it never made it out of the Senate. The bill would reschedule cannabis and legalize it at the federal level.
In a study published this February, we examined a range of possible reasons, finding that the media likely had the greatest influence.
With key legislation like the STATES Act and the Gaetz’s Medical Cannabis Research Act hanging in the balance, Ocasio-Cortez’s voice could help push those bills through.
In her new book 'The Truths We Hold,' Sen. Kamala Harris demonstrates a policy evolution on cannabis amidst rumors of a 2020 presidential bid.
Conservative estimates state 12,000 have died since Rodrigo Duterte launched his War on Drug after taking over office in 2016.
Sanders blasted cannabis prohibition in 'Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance,' his political memoir published Tuesday.