Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Brigid Callahan Harrison will host a public forum on the benefits of cannabis legalization and criminal justice reform in Atlantic City on March 4, her campaign announced Monday.
Harrison, who released her cannabis policy in February, wants to legalize recreational marijuana nationally. In addition to promoting social justice, it would generate federal taxes, she has said. Harrison suggests imposing a 5% federal sales tax to be used to fund programs to help people get their records cleared and to help communities affected by large numbers of marijuana arrests, she said.
“If we allow states to take the lead, which they are already doing, we end up with a patchwork system,” Harrison has said. “A young man in Pleasantville can get arrested for doing something that — if he had means to fly to Aspen, Colorado — he could do legally.”
The forum will take place 11 a.m. at Cooper Levenson law office, 1125 Atlantic Ave., third floor.