Ending The War On Drugs And Promoting People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry

Today on Hempire our host Eileen Karpfinger is joined by Jacob Plowden and Nelson Guerrero are co-founders of the Cannabis Cultural Association in NYC which is suing Jeff Sessions to legalize cannabis. They, along with other advocates and professionals in the cannabis industry, descended on a federal court in New York last month to watch Justice Department lawyers try to dismiss a case against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


The suit involves a motley crew of plaintiffs: Alexis Bortell and Jagger Cotte, both pediatric medical marijuana patients; Jose Belen, an Army combat veteran who uses cannabis to treat his PTSD; Marvin Washington, a former New York Jet turned cannabis entrepreneur; and the Cannabis Cultural Association, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the war on drugs and promoting people of color in the cannabis industry.