Recently, The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) revealed a federal bill outline to decriminalize all illicit drugs that they hope will be embraced by Congress. The top drug policy reform group argues ending the drug war will help address racial disparities in the criminal justice system and promote public health. Currently, the full text of the proposed bill “Drug Policy Reform Act” isn’t available yet, but according to a summary, it will contain provisions to end strict sentencing constructs, provide for expungements and end collateral penalties for drug convictions like the denial of public assistance and academic loans. The proposal is set to be rolled out on the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Controlled Substances Act.
– Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 08/10/2020 3:16:55 PM