Along with many other Democratic politicians, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) cited REC legalization, which he supported as Lieutenant Governor, as a policy to combat systemic racism.
- Amid widespread calls to shrink down police departments, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control wants to create an 87-member police force to combat the illegal market.
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Related: Newsom also lowered his forecast for 2020 cannabis tax revenue, amid the pandemic and recession. At the same time, more cash-strapped California cities are warming to the industry.
L.A. Times, Canna Law Blog
New York State Senator Julia Salazar (D) called for lawmakers to immediately take up a package of criminal justice reforms, including REC legalization.