As of June 2018, ten states have legalized recreational marijuana use and 30 states have legalized medical marijuana use, so why hasn't the federal government?
In 2017, Senator Cory Booker proposed the Marijuana Justice Act (S.1689), which would legalize cannabis at a federal level and expunge convictions for marijuana use and possession. Legalizing marijuana recreationally and medically has many benefits for the economy, individual citizens, and for criminal justice reform.
Marijuana has a wide range of medical properties, which can be very helpful to people and animals suffering from various ailments and illnesses. Marijuana is more effective and much less addictive than narcotics, making it a viable option for pain management.
Let's come together and tell our Senators it's time to legalize cannabis in America!