Joe Biden’s ideal candidate for the top DNC, Democratic National Committee, position is a robust supporter of cannabis legalization- a recent example of a prospective candidate with policy change views which stretch beyond the president-elect’s.
In case party leaders confirm Biden’s pick on Thursday as expected, Jaime Harrison, former chairman of South Carolina Democratic Party, will be overseeing Democrat’s countrywide political activities. Thus; a push by the chair to underscore cannabis reform that has been receiving widespread support from Democratic voters would gather a lot of popularity.
Last year, Harrison took his shot at a Senate position occupied by Lindsey Graham, departing Judiciary Committee president; however, his efforts were futile. He emphasized the need for marijuana legalization as a way of enhancing social justice in his campaign.
In July, he said the state should authorize and regulate cannabis while taxing it as it does tobacco and alcohol. There is no medical explanation for arresting individuals over this matter.
He added that marijuana-related arrests, such as those for minor possession, culminates into a significant number of arrests. He further said that racial differences in cannabis enforcement, Caucasian and African American men smoke cannabis at similar rates; however, African Americans are more likely to be arrested, is unacceptable.
Harrison also pointed out that states are decriminalizing marijuana and it’s high time for South Carolina to spearhead this matter.
He critiqued former Attorney General Sessions Jeff after annulling a Barack Obama-era Justice Department legislation that advised prosecutors regarding marijuana enforcement.
A year ago, the new Democratic Party representative tweeted to second a drug fight clemency proposal tabled by senator Cory Booker, who was gunning for the presidential seat. He said that the Drugs War had become a war against people, disproportionately people of color and destitute people.