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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Plan For National Marijuana Legalization

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Sen. Kirsten GillibrandSen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled a plan on Wednesday that would legalize recreational and medical marijuana, expunge all nonviolent marijuana convictions and “tap into the medical and economic opportunity” of the drug.

“Fundamentally, whether adults use marijuana is a matter of privacy, and we should treat marijuana as a major economic opportunity and revenue source,” Gillibrand, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, wrote in a Medium post.

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 Team Gillibrand’s Bill is widely supported by nearly all of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders ― including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ― agree that marijuana should be legalized. Link

 Team Gillibrand’s Bill

“Nothing proposed today can ever undo the devastating harm done to generations of communities and families of color by the War on Drugs,” Gillibrand wrote. “But it’s long past time to start making this right.”

Health insurance providers, including Medicaid, Medicare and the VA, would be required to cover medical marijuana, and tax revenue would be directed toward research.

As president, I will immediately deschedule marijuana as a controlled substance, and start working to not only heal the damage done by racist drug laws, but tap into the medical and economic opportunity that legal marijuana offers.

 

 

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One Response to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Plan For National Marijuana Legalization

  1. Branson Hunter
    Branson Hunter June 5, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    YUCCA VALLEY and TWENTYNINE PALMS elected leadership prefer that bigger government keep their noses out their local jurisdictions.

    Likewise, a majority of YV and 29 voters were clear when they voted for the adult cannabis proposition. One should assume they too prefer local council members keep their noise out a majority of voters’ legal recreational business and healthcare decisions.

    Even though both council have playing it safe by enacting codes that prevented opening up legal cannabis markets (medical or adult use) in the Morongo Basin, they are united with about 76 percent of California cities that have done the same thing.

    Two California Propositions easily passed allowing medical cannabis and later adult use of the plant. Seventy-six of the municipal thought better and said no.

    Including Yucca Valley, many California cities and towns actually introduced and passed un-Constitutional ordinances that allowed code enforcement to enter your home to inspect your legal plants, and that you would need a costly permit.

    Who wants a code enforcement guy inspecting your bedrooms and house, making sure residents are complying with their legal six plants. The record shows that this was/is over-broad and un-Constitutional town codes.

    To no discredit to the councils, YV was in violation of residents’ Fourth Amendment rights: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…” The court had no problem declaring one or two cities could not violate people’s right to be be secure on their homes and

    Earlier, both councils also went to far in prohibiting the deliveries of medical cannabis by licensed and legal mobile services.

    Should a Gillibrand bill become law, it would could benefit two councilmembers.

    Yucca Valley Mayor, Robert Lombardo, DDS would eventually be able to prescribe cannabis or CBD cannabis pain medication just like the veterans administration physicians would be able to do.

    Twentynine Palms Councilmember Dan Mintz would eventually (if not sooner) be able to to supply cannabis spirits to his sports bar patrons. That’s a be a monetary benefit.

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