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"If elected, Warnock would work to decriminalize marijuana fight for bail reform, he said" (09/18/2020).
“After decades of the War on Drugs, our prisons are filled with individuals charged with low-level, nonviolent drug offenses, but our communities are no safer. These policies have particularly harmed communities of color, with some reports showing that black Americans are up to four times as likely as their white counterparts to be arrested for cannabis possession, despite similar rates of use. I support legislation that will address these harms, such as by decriminalizing marijuana, expunging the records of those convicted of non-violent cannabis related offenses and creating new programs to benefit the communities most hallowed out by the War on Drugs.” (10/21/21)
“Marijuana is seen as an illegal substance. It’s a terrible irony and we feel it, that right now in America there are some folks who are becoming billionaires for selling the same stuff that’s got our children locked up all across America. Where is the justice? t’s not enough to decriminalize marijuana. Somebody’s gotta open up the jails and let our children go.” (11/5/20)
“And here’s the irony: when they come out or even if they don’t serve much time or no time at all, when our children take a plea sometimes for a marijuana charge – and we deplore drug use, to be sure. But some children are taken down to central booking, and others are taken home.” (4/19/18)
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