Marijuana Decriminalization, Record Expungement Now Top Priority For Biden-Harris

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Comments from a top Biden-Harris aide show how the Democratic presidential ticket has prioritized cannabis reform ahead of the 2020 election. Cannabis reform, or lack thereof, appears an influential factor in the upcoming presidential election based on recent comments by both campaigns. Cannabis reform, or lack thereof, appears an influential factor in the upcoming presidential election. Although the ticket announced no new changes to their policy on cannabis reform, the campaign and has mentioned the issue more and more in recent months. Biden running mate Kamala Harris had previously reiterated that cannabis decriminalization was a primary concern, as well as expunging prior cannabis records.

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Cannabis reform, or lack thereof, appears an influential factor in the upcoming presidential election based on recent comments by both campaigns.

Comments from a top Biden-Harris aide show how the Democratic presidential ticket has prioritized cannabis reform ahead of the 2020 election. Symone Sanders, a senior advisor to Biden, stated in a recent interview the potential administration wants to establish preemptive criminal justice reform and that includes cannabis records.

“We’re really reforming the criminal justice system so we’re preventing things on the front end,” Sanders said, as...

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