This Illinois gubernatorial candidate wants to legalize weed. Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss is running for governor and sys that cannabis is a racial justice issue, because it has disproportionately affected the lives of minorities.
In a recent public appearance, he stated, “The application of cannabis law, in Illinois and America today, is fundamentally biased. The law is applied completely differently in communities of color as compared to the majority-white communities, and it’s wrong, and it’s immoral. Instead of pretending that we can somehow avoid that, I think it’s time for us to solve the problem the correct way by legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. Now that, to me, is the core issue. Others say, ‘Hey, would you like the revenue?’ And the answer is sure. If we legalize it, and regulate it properly, and tax it appropriately, that will be a revenue source for the state and that’s great news, but I think the reason to do it — shouldn’t be driven by revenue. It should be driven first and foremost by criminal justice and racial justice, and there’s a very, very ,very powerful body of evidence that says that we have to do this if we want to have a truly just society.”