A Good Start, Racist or Pandering? Americans are Divided on Joe Biden’s Cannabis Decriminalization Plan ‘For Black America’

Article by Kate Robertson, Growth Op

NEWS A good start, racist or pandering? Americans are divided on Joe Biden's cannabis decriminalization plan 'for black America' "What's he saying, that all black people are potheads?" By Kate Robertson File - Presidential hopeful and former US vice president Joe Biden at the 11th Democratic Party 2020 debate in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020. Photo by Mandel NPhoto: MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

With allegations of sexual assault still dogging presidential hopeful and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, his latest campaign promises “Plan for Black America” — which include cannabis decriminalization — may have further alienated those he’s trying to appeal to.

“He will end, once and for all, the federal crack and powder cocaine disparity, decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions, and end all incarceration for drug use alone and instead divert individuals to drug courts and treatment. Tucked under a section about reforming criminal sentencing,” reads the campaign website.

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