Proposition 64 authorizes re-sentencing and destruction of records for people with prior marijuana convictions. But this pledge of expungement remains unfulfilled in a state once seen as a national leader on cannabis freedom.
We talk a lot about the importance of freeing non-violent cannabis drug offenders. It’s a cause that’s near to our heart. Today, we want to talk about the positive things that have room to grow when those injustices are removed.
A growing number of veterans are looking to cannabis to provide relief from PTSD and to manage chronic pain. According to a 2019 survey conducted by Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, 75% of vets say they would consider using “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option.”
Cannabis reform continues to grow across the country. As of May 2021, 31 states and the District of Columbia have either legalized or decriminalized the plant in some form.