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How Kamala Harris learned to love marijuana

One joke prevalent in the cannabis industry concerns the speed with which things are always changing. Be it taxes, laws, or the tune of elected officials, it’s common knowledge in the legal marijuana trade that the cement of regulation and public opinion rarely has time to dry before its once more up-ended.

In a sense, the career of Kamala Harris is a perfect example of what her team would likely label an “evolution.”

Following news on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had selected Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate, a tsunami of cannabis-related analysis poured in. The reason for such a swift and sizable response is due largely to the fact that Harris is the chief senator sponsor of a 2019 piece of legislation that would deschedule cannabis as a federally controlled substance.

Known as the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, the bill also includes provisions related to social equity and restorative justice. While the MORE Act is but one of several bills with a similar goal currently working its way through Congress, it will now undoubtedly enjoy greater prominence in light of Harris’ VP nomination. [Read more at SF Gate]

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