What's (Realistically) Going to Happen With Cannabis in 2020?
Sophie Saint Thomas talks presidential candidates stance and the most realistic trajectory for legal weed in 2020. Read an excerpt below, then the full piece here:
“As the 2020 Presidential inauguration inches near, voters—like the candidates—must work with realities rather than dreams. While many game-changing Democratic candidates threw their hat into the ring, only one will survive. And (considering the Republican party’s general stance), their survival will determine the direction of cannabis in the US.
While New Jersey Senator Cory Booker understands the role of social justice in cannabis reform like nobody’s business, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand would expunge the records of all nonviolent cannabis convictions and use the revenue created by cannabis for reparations to those affected by the War on Drugs—in particular people of color who are disproportionately affected—the harsh truth is that neither will be the Democratic pick.”