Marijuana Legalization May Gain Prominence in 2020 Election

While the primary issues that will be debated in the 2020 presidential race will likely include the usual topics — jobs, infrastructure spending, national security, taxes, healthcare laws, trade, crime, immigration, and economic growth, another topic that may very well take on added prominence is the legalization of marijuana.

While it was only on the “fringes” of the 2016 presidential election, it’s moving to “center stage,” Politico reported Sunday.

The Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last week by presidential prospect Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is calling for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level, with special emphasis on current laws that disproportionately target minorities.

“You see these marijuana arrests happening so much in our country, targeting certain communities — poor communities, minority communities — targeting people with an illness,” Booker said.

At the other end of the issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has made no secret of his

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