Obama poised to appoint DOJ position to strong marijuana supporter
Published on Nov 3, 2014
Vanita Gupta, the current director for the ACLU's Center for Justice is poised to take the lead of the civil rights division of the Justice Department. What's more, Gupta is a strong advocate for ending the war on drugs, decriminalizing marijuana and even legalization in states.
"This country has spent 40 years relentlessly ratcheting up the number of people going to prison and dramatically expanding the time we hold them there," she writes. "We've spent decades criminalizing people with drug dependency, passing extreme sentencing laws, and waging a war on drugs that has not diminished drug use."