Sunday California’s Democratic party released a resolution asking President Obama to end the crackdown on medical marijuana in California and leave Colorado and Washington to implement legalization without federal interference. As time goes by more and more political entities are speaking out asking for the ability to represent their constituents and the best interests of their localities. As of this afternoon 19 states have now adopted medical marijuana with New Hampshire’s law being signed, and it seems that Illinois will be next.
Marijuana may not be fully legal in California, but the state’s Democratic Party has made its position clear.
In a resolution released on Sunday, the California Democratic Party requested that President Barack Obama end the federal crackdown against states with marijuana laws on the books:
Marijuana prohibition laws are racially enforced with a far larger percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics convicted and imprisoned for marijuana prohibition offenses than their white counterparts even though marijuana use in their communities is no more than in white communities.
News of the resolution was applauded by marijuana reform advocates, including Marijuana Majority founder and chairman Tom Angell.