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Cannabis State of the Union 2018

April 20, 2018

For the two decades after cannabis was listed as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, we were spinning our wheels. While a few states decriminalized marijuana, starting with Oregon in 1973, we were basically overwhelmed by Richard Nixon's misguided War on Drugs.

Reducing Gun Violence

Far too many times, we've seen senseless acts of gun violence. We all have stories that affected our communities and our lives. It's past time for action. We need to treat this epidemic like the public health crisis it is.

A Better ​Food & Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is a law that helps determine what we eat, how and where crops are grown, and how we take care of the land it’s grown in. The current Farm Bill provides little help to most American farmers and ranchers. 94% of all Farm Bill subsidy payments go to a few large-scale corporate farms that produce corn, rice, wheat, soy, cotton, and peanuts. These payments do little to support local food systems and growers. The result is that, we are paying the wrong people to grow the wrong things in the wrong places.

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