Biden: We Must Decriminalize Marijuana

US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he considers the legalization of marijuana possible. He said this at a meeting with voters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was broadcast by ABC TV channel. ‚ÄúI¬†don‚Äôt¬†think¬†people¬†should¬†be¬†sent¬†to¬†jail¬†for¬†using¬†drugs.¬†These¬†people¬†should¬†be¬†sent¬†for¬†compulsory¬†treatment,¬†we¬†should¬†build¬†clinics¬†in¬†order¬†to¬†cure¬†these¬†people¬†of¬†drug¬†addiction.¬†We¬†should¬†decriminalize¬†marijuana¬†so¬†that¬†cases¬†related¬†to¬†this,¬†were¬†not¬†registered¬†as¬†people¬†and¬†when¬†detained¬†by¬†the¬†police,¬†a¬†person¬†could¬†say¬†that¬†he¬†had¬†no¬†criminal¬†history, “the¬†democrat¬†noted. As¬†you¬†know,¬†in¬†the¬†United¬†States,¬†possession¬†and¬†smoking¬†of¬†marijuana¬†are¬†prohibited¬†at¬†the¬†federal¬†level,¬†but¬†in¬†a¬†number¬†of¬†states,¬†its¬†use¬†is¬†allowed¬†for¬†recreational¬†purposes.

Nebraska Activists Already Print Medical Marijuana Petitions for 2022

Nebraska¬†activists¬†have¬†already¬†begun¬†printing¬†petitions¬†for¬†a¬†measure¬†to¬†put¬†medical¬†marijuana¬†on¬†the¬†state¬†ballot¬†in¬†2022.While¬†the¬†campaign¬†garnered¬†enough¬†signatures¬†to¬†qualify¬†a¬†reform¬†initiative¬†this¬†year,¬†the¬†state¬†Supreme¬†Court¬†closed¬†it¬†after¬†a¬†trial.¬†He¬†determined¬†that¬†the¬†measure¬†violated¬†the¬†state’s¬†single¬†entity¬†rule,¬†much¬†to¬†the¬†dismay¬†of¬†defenders.The¬†secretary¬†of¬†state’s¬†office¬†rejected¬†an¬†argument¬†that¬†was¬†filed¬†by¬†the¬†local¬†sheriff,¬†but¬†after¬†the¬†case¬†went¬†to¬†court,¬†a¬†majority¬†of¬†the¬†judges¬†ultimately¬†ruled¬†that¬†the¬†proposal¬†would¬†be¬†withdrawn¬†from¬†the¬†vote.There¬†are¬†no¬†regulatory¬†details¬†about¬†the¬†structure¬†of¬†what¬†might¬†be¬†a¬†legal¬†market¬†for¬†medical¬†cannabis,¬†although¬†activists¬†have¬†said¬†they¬†could¬†file¬†separate¬†measures¬†with¬†these¬†details.¬†They¬†announced¬†for¬†the¬†first¬†time¬†last¬†month¬†that¬†they¬†plan¬†to¬†submit¬†a¬†new¬†medical¬†cannabis¬†vote¬†initiative¬†for¬†2022.Be¬†that¬†as¬†it¬†may,¬†last¬†year¬†the¬†Nebraska¬†attorney¬†general¬†warned¬†that¬†efforts¬†for¬†¬†medical¬†marijuana¬†legalization¬†in¬†the¬†state¬†would¬†be¬†prevented¬†by¬†federal¬†law¬†and¬†“therefore¬†unconstitutional.”