As Congress Hears Cannabis Testimony, Advocates Form Powerful Coalition For Racial Justice
By Janet Burns
To coincide with today's congressional hearing on marijuana laws and injustice, drug policy advocates from around the country are joining forces in pursuit of their common goal: fair, equitable cannabis reform.
The House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard testimony Wednesday about the impacts of US marijuana prohibition on American lives and freedoms, as well as the necessary road ahead to protect them. Legal, health, and industry experts addressed members of congress about the known social benefits of legalization, the massive marijuana arrest rates that continue in the US, and the need to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act as quickly as possible.
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