House Democrats introduced a bill to legalize REC federally and provide “restorative justice”
for the war on drugs. It would expunge some minor federal convictions and create a fund to help former convicts enter the industry. It’s a companion to a bill introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) earlier this year.
Federal prosecutor for Oregon, Trump-appointee Billy J. Williams, is convening a summit to address his “significant concerns
” about Oregon’s industry.
A poll conducted for Kevin Sabet’s anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) found 16% of Americans favor the status quo of federal prohibition
, 29% favor legalizing MED, 5% back decriminalization and 49% favor full legalization. (Among Republicans, 25% favor the status quo.) For SAM, the silver lining is with more choices, fewer Americans support full legalization than other recent polls suggest.
If elected, Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn (D) said he would pardon
low-level cannabis offenses.