Tom Steyer Calls to End the War on Drugs & Legalize Weed
As is the case with most of the 2020 Democrat candidates for President, Tom Steyer is in favor of legalization of cannabis. But according to a post on Marijuana Moment, Steyer, a billionaire philanthropist, goes a step further than some, calling for an end to the war on drugs, including decriminalization of opioid possession.
Steyer’s plan also calls for expungement of previous cannabis convictions, doing away with mandatory minimum sentences, and allowing judges to use their discretion in non-violent drug offenses. The drug policy plan, part of Steyer’s comprehensive criminal justice reform proposal, would also invest $75 billion into drug treatment programs as well as holding pharmaceutical companies accountable.