Sharpton Jokes About Attention Paid To Warren Marijuana Bill

Sharpton Jokes About Attention Paid To Warren Marijuana Bill

Share Tweet Share PinAt a conference focusing on legislation in the next Congress on Nov. 13, 2018, civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton joked about the particular attention some attendees paid to a marijuana bill sponsored by Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Warren described the bipartisan legislation — which would let states implement legal cannabis systems free from federal interference — as part of her talk about criminal justice reforms she hopes to enact. Marijuana prohibition disproportionately impacts black Americans, she pointed out, and this bill would represent “a step toward making a real difference.” “We cannot give up on this.” When Sharpton, who founded the conference’s hosting organization, National Action Network, came back to the podium to introduce the next lawmaker, he quipped: “I know for all of you old weed smokers, y’all like that marijuana bill. I’m not calling no names, but I saw some of y’all kind of nodding off and your heads...



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