One 2020 candidate recognizes the judicial, medical, and economic effects of cannabis prohibition and has laid out a plan to end it. Gillibrand (D-NY) plans to not only de-schedule cannabis but expunge criminal records and boost medical research while harnessing economic opportunities http://bit.ly/31iuNwM
Benjamin Caplan, MDA theory for a presidential candidate to de-schedule cannabis
The use of synthetic cannabinoids in English prisons is currently considered a “law, order and control” problem, with associated regulation and penalties. There is a clear and problematic disconnect between prison administrators and users. Resources for education, training and work opportunities are missing.
The Zimbabwean government agreed to license growers who could produce marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes. Under this new agreement, a prison in Zimbabwe has applied to grow cannabis to fund its operations, and if approved, this would be the first Zimbabwean prison to do so. #Zimbabwe #prison #medicinal #cannabis http://bit.ly/2WlVBxs
A lawsuit was filed against the Justice Department alleging that keeping cannabis on the CSA posed serious health risks. Originally dismissed, an appeal was filed and it was decided to leave the case open to apply pressure to the DEA to de-schedule cannabis. Action could be taken soon http://bit.ly/30Yrue3
Benjamin Caplan, MDA lawsuit filed against the Justice Department re: de-scheduling