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2 May, 2024

President Biden Moves To Fix Racist Marijuana Laws

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Biden moves to racist cannabis laws that feed the prison industrial complex.

Follow the money to see how the prison industrial system exploits Blacks with racist cannabis laws.

"In 2022 and 2023, Biden issued proclamations that granted widespread pardons to people who had been federally convicted of simple possession of marijuana...Vice President Harris has held a couple of events where she highlighted marijuana reform — an issue that has invigorated young voters and voters of color." - NPR

States With the Largest Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests - 24/7 Wall Street
Black People Still Almost Four Times More Likely to Get Arrested - ACLU
Corporate Exploitation of Prison Labor Reaches Deep - Worth Rises
Private Prisons Have Spent More on This Election Than Any Other in History - Mother Jones

Which states have the highest cannabis related incarceration rates? Which states have the highest ratio of Black vs White cannabis related arrests? How do harsh cannabis laws and racist policing fuel the prison industrial complex that provides cheap labor to corporations? Follow the money with this relationship map.

President Biden Moves To Fix Racist Marijuana Laws

The War on Marijuana in Black and White

The War on Marijuana in Black and White examined arrests from 2000 to 2010, to reveal that the racist war on marijuana is far from over. More than six million arrests occurred between 2010 and 2018, and Black people are still more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in every state, including those that have legalized marijuana. - ACLU

Racial disparity in arrests for marijuana possession ranges from 1.54 times more than whites to a whopping 9.62 times. - 24/7 Wall Street

Lives Derailed

All wars are expensive, and the War on Marijuana has been no different. Not only have states blown billions that could have been otherwise invested, but the personal cost to those arrested is often significant and can linger for years. When people are arrested for possessing even tiny amounts of marijuana, it can have dire collateral consequences that affect their eligibility for public housing and student financial aid, employment opportunities, child custody determinations, and immigration status. - ACLU

President Biden Moves To Fix Racist Marijuana Laws

Prison Industrial Complex political donations

Today, prison slavery produces billions of dollars for the economy with many corporations taking advantage directly or participating in the supply chain of products manufactured in prisons. And though it is the smallest group in the prison labor empire, there are still thousands of incarcerated people working for the benefit of private corporations. - Worth Rises

"The for-profit prison industry has spent more money on the upcoming election than any on record—and the vast majority of the donations are going to Republicans... The private prison PACs, employees, and their families have given $2.1 million to candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics." - Mother Jones

TakeAway: Fix the racist cannabis laws and the prison industrial complex that exploits Blacks and Hispanics. Vote for President Biden and Democrats.

Image Credit: 13th is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay. The film explores the prison-industrial complex, and the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States";[3] it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. This allowed for a constitutional loophole in which black Americans became criminalized and faced involuntary servitude in the form of penal labor.

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