When it comes to drug legalization, one candidate is definitely not just smoke.
Gary Chambers He is running for a seat in U.S. congress Represent LouisianaOn Tuesday, he posted a video on YouTube announcing his campaign. In the video, Chambers is shown smoking Marijuana An outdoor leather armchair.
“Every 37 seconds, a person is arrested for possession of marijuana,” Chambers said in the new video. “Since 2010, state and local police have arrested an estimated 7.3 million Americans for violating marijuana laws—more than half of all drug arrests.”
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He continued, “Blacks are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana laws than whites. States waste $3.7 billion enforcing marijuana laws every year. And most of the people who get caught by cops aren’t traffickers, but people in small amounts. It’s by pot. Just like me.” .
Marijuana Legalization has become a popular campaign for political candidates across the aisle in recent years.
In 2020, the topic has found renewed interest after the United States Olympic champion Chakari Richardson She was told she would not run the 100m after she tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana, in Olympic trials – invalidating her first place results.
President Biden did not come out to support him legalization of marijuana at the federal level, but said he supports the decriminalization of drug possession.