Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) tweeted, “Heartened to hear that @SenSchumer and the Senate will soon take up marijuana decriminalization. Marijuana policy has long been used as an agent of racial discrimination, with its effects reverberating through nearly every sphere of American life.”
California’s attorney general said he thinks psychedelics policy reform is now where marijuana was a few years ago.
Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN) tweeted, “Excited to join my colleagues in the fight to decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. Now is the time to fix our antiquated drug laws!”
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) tweeted, “Decriminalize cannabis now.”
I have shared my thoughts on drugs as long as I have been writing this blog. It is time for each state and the Federal Government to move forward with a major change in the laws around cannabis and, quite frankly, psychedelics.
Schumer, Wyden, and Booker unveiled a bill yesterday hoping that cannabis’ drug status changes, including sweeping reform. High hopes, no pun intended. Biden isn’t that excited about it, but he is from a very different generation. This will happen; it is just about when.
The daily tweets from our representatives, congresspeople, senator, and CEOs of public companies vocalize their desire for change. As we talk about reparations, Evanston, Illinois is the first city to vote for a reparations bill, and talk about teaching children the reality of systemic racism in our country; the war on drugs is just another series of bad decisions by our leaders.
The narrative must change. It is time.