Washington, D.C. – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) was joined by dozens of internationally-recognized musicians, actors, artists, athletes, influencers and advocates in calling on members of Congress to help equitable marijuana reform by passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884) when it comes up for a vote on the House flooring later this week.
The letter–signed by the likes of Kevin Garnett, Ty Dolla $ign, Matt Barnes, and Baby Bash–factors out that reforming our federal marijuana legal guidelines is essential to decreasing the racial disparities that exist throughout the legal authorized system—as Black persons are virtually 4 occasions as possible to be arrested for marijuana regardless of virtually equal use throughout race—and offering financial alternative to these which were disproportionately harmed by prohibition, but frequently ignored of the authorized marijuana financial system.
“We are grateful to have the support of these notable figures, who are using their platform to demand justice for those impacted by marijuana criminalization,” mentioned Queen Adesuyi, Policy Manager for the Office of National Affairs on the Drug Policy Alliance. “Marijuana prohibition continues to rob communities of coloration and low-income individuals of financial…