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Marijuana Legalization Excluded From Draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform

Marijuana Legalization Excluded From Draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform

The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform drafting panel released an initial version of the party’s formal policy positions this week, and when it comes to marijuana issues, it largely aligns with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s plan. The draft platform calls for decriminalizing cannabis possession, automatic expungements of prior marijuana convictions, federal rescheduling through executive action, legalizing medical cannabis and allowing states to set their own laws. Like Biden, it stops short of endorsing adult-use legalization. The language very closely echoes recommendations released earlier this month by criminal justice reform task force that Biden and former primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) organized. “Democrats will decriminalize marijuana use and reschedule it through executive action on the federal level. We will support legalization of medical marijuana, and believe states should be able to make their own decisions about recreational use. The Justice Department should not launch federal prosecutions of conduct that is legal at the state level. All past criminal convictions for cannabis use should be automatically expunged.” While the draft proposal currently excludes legalization, there’s still a chance that it could be amended when a full platform committee meets on Monday. According to Politico, some progressive members of the panel are considering introducing amendments to back legalization. The panel consists of about 180 members, including 25 who have been appointed by the DNC chairman. The rest of the members are selected based on the number of pledged delegates each candidate received. After the committee submits its revised version, it will…

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