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B+ Gary Chambers (D - LA) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE

Candidate in race for U.S. Senate (D) on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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"I didn't smoke a blunt because I wanted to make it cool or popular. People are doing this every day. This is the reality of the world we live in. What I did it for is so we could take the stigma away, because there are people in Congress that are smoking weed, okay? They may never openly say that they're smoking weed, but there are people in Congress who are smoking weed. Why? Because in D.C., it's not illegal," he said. 8/19/22

"Lastly, we must fully legalize marijuana at the state and federal level. Gary will advocate for and vote to pass legislation that will allow for the tax revenues created from the sale of marijuana to fund reparations programs for Black Americans. Additionally, all individuals incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses should be released and their records expunged.

It is unjust to see people profit in the cannabis industry while regular, mostly Black, Americans are still incarcerated for doing the same thing. No race has been more negatively impacted by America’s “War on Drugs”, therefore it is merely restorative justice to ensure Black Americans see their tax dollars reinvested in their communities." (2022)

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