National Black Caucus Of State Legislators Calls For Cannabis Decriminalization

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators has passed a resolution in favor of decriminalizing cannabis.NBCSL_logo_2010_bk

“Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand to save billions of dollars that they currently spend regulating marijuana use by decriminalizing the recreational use of marijuana, therefore be it resolved that the National Black Caucus of State Legislators recognizes the decision of the Administration to not challenge the choice made by citizens of these states, and urges the continued respect of state law, and encourages other states to consider decriminalization,” reads the resolution. 

In addition, it was resolved that; “[The] NBCSL supports the states’ authority to make a determination as to what age, at or above 18, qualifies as a “legal adult” who may purchase, possess, or consume marijuana… [and] urges the federal government to reduce the penalties associated with the use and simple possession of marijuana.”

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators represents more than 650 legislators from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

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