Jonathan Blanks, a black Libertarian writer and researcher in Washington, D.C., argues in his latest piece for Rare Magazine that "without further action by the City, DC marijuana plans will not address the harms associated with criminalization".
"The District of Columbia voted to legalize possession and non-commercial sharing of cannabis in last week's election. That's good, but the more important part of the law is the authorization of the DC City Council to vote to legalize (and regulate) the sale of marijuana if it so chooses.
This further action is necessary for the people in DC who suffer most from the effects of the drug war: poor minorities.
In my latest at Rare, I explain how marijuana for sale is better for the poor than marijuana for free."
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