The race to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July is in full swing. Two debates have already taken place with two more on CNN scheduled for July 30-31.
Several candidates are pushing hard to secure the cannabis vote. Here’s the latest, breaking news.
The Senator from California has teamed up with Rep. Jerry Nadler from New York on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE), announced on July 23. According to Harris’ website, the bill “aims to correct the historical injustices of failed drug policies that have disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income communities by requiring re-sentencing and expungement of prior convictions. This will create new opportunities for individuals as they work to advance their careers, education and overall quality of life. Immigrants will also benefit from the Act, as they will no longer be subject to deportation or citizenship denial based on even a minor marijuana offense. It also ensures that all benefits in the law are available to juvenile offenders.”
“We need to start regulating marijuana and expunge marijuana convictions.”
Highlights of MORE include