The Huffington Post reports:
Democratic National Committee delegates voted 105-60 against including marijuana legalization in the party platform on Monday.
The draft version of the platform supports decriminalizing marijuana use and legalizing medical marijuana, adding that it should be left up to the states “to make their own decisions about recreational use.”
The platform was unlikely to ever endorse full legalization, since Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee, does not back the policy. He supports federal decriminalization, which would take away incarceration for possession.
American adults support legalizing recreational marijuana by a margin of 67% to 32%, per @PewResearch.
Support is 78% to 20% among Democrats. But the party’s presidential nominee and the DNC oppose it. https://t.co/Rm86Dtx5yb
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 28, 2020