Beto O’Rourke Releases Marijuana Legalization Plan

Nicole Rojas
Sep 21, 2019 - 9:00
Beto O'Rourke

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants to legalize marijuana at the federal and state level and grant clemency for individuals serving time for marijuana offenses. O’Rourke released his plan to legalize and regulate marijuana on September 19 after meeting with marijuana advocates in California. O’Rourke’s two-pronged proposal calls for an end to the War on Drugs by legalizing marijuana and then investing revenue from the cannabis industry. In his proposal, O’Rourke acknowledged that the War on Drugs has had a catastrophic effect on communities of color. His plan

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