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Wed May 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

Andrew Yang Policy on LEGALIZE MARIJUANA

Marijuana is still considered a controlled substance by federal law. Thousands are in jail for marijuana-related offenses, particularly people of color.

Yet marijuana is now legal for adult use in 9 STATES, and 29 STATES have legalized medical marijuana in some form.

We need to resolve the ambiguity and legalize marijuana at the federal level. This would improve safety, social equity, and generate tens of billions of dollars in new revenue based on legal cannabis businesses.

"I donít love marijuana. Iíd rather people not use it heavily. But itís vastly safer than people becoming addicted to opiates like heroin. And our criminalization of it seems stupid and racist, particularly now that itís legal in some states. We should proceed with full legalization of marijuana and pardon those in jail for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Itís a safer, less addictive means to manage pain for many Americans."


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