For those who missed it, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii made a compelling 5 minute speech to the House of Representatives about H.R.1227, also known as the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. This is not just a push from Democrats, but rather a bipartisan effort to reform marijuana laws. This bill was introduced alongside Republican Congressman Tom Garrett of Virginia.
Representative Gabbard calls current marijuana laws "outdated" and "widely problematic". We agree! She whips out a whole slew of facts and figures backing up her argument and it's important that people on both sides of the cannabis argument hear this. She does not just touch on the criminal justice aspects, but also the financial and medicinal aspects of the booming cannabis industry.
Did you know every 42 seconds an individual in the United States has been arrested for marijuana? Even if you did know that, check out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard go to bat for cannabis users across the nation.