Kirsten Gillibrand announced her plan for nationwide cannabis legalization this week.
Kirsten Gillibrand has been making waves in the political discussions happening in America, both as the U.S. Senator from New York and now as a Democratic Candidate for president. If you weren’t already taking a look at what she is working toward, you should be now as this week she revealed her plan to fully legalize cannabis nationwide, stating, “It’s 2019. Let’s legalize it.”
Aside from fully legalizing recreational/adult-use and medical cannabis, Gillibrand’s plan would expunge all nonviolent marijuana convictions and work on the medical and economic opportunity of this plant.
Gillibrand has voiced support for legal cannabis in the past by co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to legalize nationwide in an effort to help minority communities disproportionately affected by its criminalization. But, her new plan goes further.
As explained by the Huffington Post, Gillibrand’s plan would tax recreational/adult-use marijuana with proceeds going to “repair the damage done by the War on Drugs,” she said. Health insurance providers, including Medicaid, Medicare and the VA,…