"Eventually, we would like to send every prisoner $500 a month and give them a few grand when they get released, so they have a cushion while they look for work. No one should ever go to jail for weed. It's a no-brainer."
"Here in Hawaii, Black and Brown men and women face an oppressive justice system and are incarcerated at higher rates than white individuals for the same crimes," says the Malie Cannabis Clinic's Me Fuimanono-Poe.
Up to seven states will have the opportunity to vote for medical or adult-use legalization this November. If all seven ballot measures pass, it will be the second-biggest year for cannabis legalization yet.
"Smoking pot just once shouldn't prevent a patriotic American from fighting for our country. We need to exercise common sense when it comes to our marijuana policies," U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego said.
Sara Rotman founded the largest woman-owned commercial outdoor cannabis farm in California. Now, Nimbys are fighting Sara and a local government ordinance to shut down legal cannabis in the area through an endless appeals process.