Legalization of Marijuana , A Political Question for the African Community
There has been a push to legalize recreational marijuana. In fact in Colorado, the recreational marijuana question is, what are the implications on the African community? If marijuana is legalized then all Africans convicted for possession and or distributing the plant should be overturned. All evictions due to marijuana possession should be overturned and reparations must be paid to those who were detained and loss wages and welfare benefits due to marijuana possession. Yet the ruling class is not stating that convictions will be overturned or reparations will be paid. Africans are 4 times likely to be charged and convicted based on the possession of marijuana than white people, yet there is no position stating that these convictions will be overturned.
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) holds up point 49 of its Revolutionary Democratic Program (RNDP).
We demand an end to the public policy of police containment and military occupation of African communities and countries worldwide which are implemented under the guise of war on terror, drugs, gangs, etc. We demand their replacement with a public policy of economic development through massive capital infusion that would be used to uplift the entire community by supporting existing African businesses, establishing new African businesses, including cooperatives and the overall industrialization of Africa and African communities which promotes the needs and interests of our oppressed and exploited communities, thereby contributing to the general self-reliance of the African community.
To be clear the point is not whether or not marijuana should be legal. The point is that there is a crisis of imperialism. The ruling class is like a wounded lion licking its wounds and a way to salvage resources is to legalize marijuana. That way they can capitalize off of the legal sale of marijuana and capitalize off of the 1000s of Africans in jail for marijuana charges!
One day weed is a “gateway” drug now there are medicinal purposes so it is ok to sell and distribute it? Oh wait it is only ok for the government to regulate the sales, distribution and taxes tied to the legalization of marijuana. So how does a “gateway” drug all of a sudden become legalized for recreational use? It just goes to show that the ruling class tailors data and facts about everything to fit their best interest.
We demand the reparations now and the end of the military occupation in all African Communities!
Africans Have the Right to Resist!
Join the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), in organized resistance against the ruling class and its ongoing war on the African community. We are an organization of organizers, under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). We believe in self determination of African people and have a Revolutionary Democratic Program (RNDP) to demand the liberation of African people during our lifetime. Africans have the right to resist! Join the resistance! Join InPDUM!
Interim President of InPDUM