California Senator Kamala Harris is both running for President and frequently targeted for criticism for her past positions on pot. This week Harris teamed with New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler to introduce legislation that would send new tax revenue to communities disproportionately victimized by the War on Drugs.
- In addition to decriminalizing the drug, Harris’ proposal would impose a 5% federal tax on cannabis sales as a means of funding grants.
- Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), a proponent of a number of cannabis reform efforts over the years, told the media that this bill will be the “path forward” in the House to fix cannabis policy.
- The G.O.P.-controlled Senate is not expected to support the legislation.
- Also, 1,200 pounds of pot was seized at Cabrillo Beach this week.The authorities valued the cannabis at $450,000. Three men were taken into custody.
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