Obamaís nominee for a top DOJ slot has said states should legalize marijuana. Thatís a huge deal.

Another victory for marijuana proponents as Obama nominates Vanita Gupta to the DOJ.
Another victory for marijuana proponents as Obama nominates Vanita Gupta to the DOJ.

 

This is great news for the country as Obama has nominated a very respected leader and reformist. Vanita Gupta is for the states rights to regulate marijuana like beer and wine, she has fought against the disparities in the War on Drugs. The war on marijuana started out 70 years ago as a way to lock up and oppress people of color and it continues today. A black man in America today is still nine times more likely to be arrested for marijuana and sent to prison than a white man for the same charge. It’s always been about race and it looks like things will be moving in a different direction with Ms. Gupta in the DOJ.

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