Rev. Al Sharpton Partners With Decode Cannabis to Fight For Decriminalization – News

In a recent op-ed piece for The Guardian, Reverend Al Sharpton announced his support for Decode Cannabis, a new non-profit working to educate Americans on the importance of decriminalizing cannabis. Sharpton explains that the issue of cannabis decriminalization is a civil rights issue, with prohibition laws disproportionately enforced against minority and low-income Americans ever since their creation in the 1930s.

“For Democrats and progressives, the arguments have always been clear: generations of Americans, overwhelmingly people of color, have been imprisoned and starved of access to higher education, housing, and economic opportunities, and stripped of their inalienable right to vote thanks to non-violent acts,” Sharpton wrote. “Archaic drug laws have fueled wasteful government spending, and made millions of Americans who dream, achingly, of being their family’s breadwinner dependent on the charity of others.”

Sharpton describes Decode Cannabis as a “powerful new alliance of faith leaders, criminal justice reformers, healthcare practitioners, medical marijuana industry leaders and labor unions.” The reverend notes that while “these groups have labored…

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