Cory Booker Says War On Drugs Is A “Cancer”

 A federal lawmaker who many observers expect will run for president in 2020 has some harsh words about U.S. drug policy.

“The war on drugs, our criminal justice system right now, is a cancer on the soul of our country,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said on Saturday. “What is happening to so many communities is so against who we say we are — a nation of liberty and justice for all.”

Booker was speaking in a video message played at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, during which he was given an award named after former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, who was one of the earliest and most prominent elected officials to call for drug legalization when he spoke out on the issue in 1988.

Read the entire article at Marijuana Moment.