"[Cannabis consumers] support the movement towards a more just society, one that gives back to communities in need, provides greater opportunities to black business owners and makes amends to those who were imprisoned under now defunct cannabis laws in legal states by expunging their criminal records."
"Two members of a criminal justice task force organized by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former rival Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently discussed why they feel the criminalization of marijuana is an untenable policy."
The state of Nevada voted unanimously to pardon thousands of people convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana. Nevada joins other states such as Illinois and Washington in pardoning marijuana convictions following the legalization of cannabis.
"One common pretext provided by police for [these] citizen interactions is that they suspect that someone has either used or is in possession of marijuana. That is why Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) has suggested the need to amend federal anti-marijuana laws during the recent hearing on policing practices."