The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform committee on Monday rejected an amendment calling on the party to support marijuana legalization as an official 2020 policy plank. Reports Marijuana Moment
It looks like the numbers just weren’t there yet.. MM writes
Several delegates testified in favor of the proposal, arguing that legalization and ending the war on drugs will help resolve racial inequities and stimulate the economy.
But following discussion of the measure, it was shot down in a 50-106 vote, with three abstentions. The panel opted to keep the language included in a draft platform that was released last week.
Here’s the full report
Somewhere in the 5 hours of proceedings below you’ll hear the cannabis decision !