Prohibitionists that are Democrats

Going into starting my twitter account, I had assumed that the majority of prohibitionists would be Republican. To my surprise, the many who I have interacted with on the prohibitionist side were Democrats.

Kevin Sabet, the leader of the Prohibitionist group “Smart Approaches to Marijuana” served under President Obama. SAM was founded with Sabet and Congressman Patrick Kennedy, who is also a Democrat. Other prohibitionists on twitter publicly acknowledge they are Democrats.

What makes this more interesting is that the vast majority of the 2020 Democrat presidential nominees current support either full legalization or at least Federal descheduling and allowing the states to decide.

As I stated on Twitter, Democrats that are against cannabis legalization are going to be likened to Democrats that were against civil rights in the 1960s.