Pot is a CIVIL RIGHTS issue and MUST be treated like one, we are hurting many families, black and immigrant with our unfair POT laws.
The following speech which Obama never gave, is THE answer.
Blacks in America have suffered from 2 different kinds of racism, the first is individual racism something we’ve been battling since slavery. The second is institutional racism, which the government has an obligation to fight, an obligation I intend to further with the following changes to law in this country.
The first change is to legalize marijuana sales and growing in the entire country ACCOMPANIED by what the voters in Oregon have already done, namely the release of people jailed for pot crimes and a records purge for those marijuana related crimes.
Blacks have been singled out and unfairly persecuted by the current laws and although I do not think this was purposeful. it has, as an unintended consequence; created a war between the police and the black community that needs this core problem erased before things will ever get…
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