GOP Congressional Candidate In Texas Goes All-Out For Marijuana Reform Ahead Of Election

GOP Congressional Candidate In Texas Goes All-Out For Marijuana Reform Ahead Of Election

It’s not what you might expect from a Republican congressional candidate running in Texas, but Tre Pennie wants marijuana federally legalized—and on Tuesday, he’s releasing a cannabis plan that’s meant to supplement descheduling legislation moving through Congress that he feels will further uplift disadvantaged communities. Pennie, who’s aiming to unseat incumbent Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D), shared the plan exclusively with Marijuana Moment. The Economic-Academic-Reward-Network-In-Training (EARN-IT) Cannabis proposal focuses on promoting education and job training for entrepreneurs interested in entering the marijuana industry, particularly those from areas disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. The timing of the release is intentional. It comes about a week before the House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill to federally legalize cannabis. That legislation, the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, contains a series of restorative justice provisions, but Pennie wants his plan to build on that reform by offering workshops, on-site job training and other services aimed at “professionalizing” the market and making the industry socially equitable. “We look at the cannabis market—which has been very lucrative for states like Colorado and California—I think it’s time to start talking about how we can bring in these underserved communities and training people more so to be involved in the market,” Pennie told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview. “Now that the Congress is seeing a change through the MORE Act, it’s more than right to allow these urban minority communities to become part of the process.” Of course, for…

Excerpt only …
READ MORE BELOW
Source : MJ moment
Link to original : GOP Congressional Candidate In Texas Goes All-Out For Marijuana Reform Ahead Of Election
reposted by Cannabis News World

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.