By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, July 24, 2017, US Senate Candidate Michael Hansen released a statement calling for the legalization of marijuana. This statement was in response to news reports that the Trump Administration plans to “crack down” on marijuana.
Hansen said in a statement, “The news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to ‘crack down’ on marijuana users is troubling. The fact of the matter is that the ‘War on Drugs’ is a failed Federal policy that for decades has unfairly targeted people of color. I am calling on Congress to decriminalize, legalize, and regulate marijuana to put an end to this racist social experiment. In addition, I am proposing an economic development zone in Alabama’s Black Belt where unemployment is near 10 percent and where poverty rates approach 40 percent. The Black Belt once lead agricultural production, and I believe it will again.”