By: Diane Benjamin
Alderman Jenn Carrillo was upset at questions asked by Council members last night of the Cannabis Task Force. She thought they were disrespecting the diverse group.
She went on to explain that cannabis was only illegal because of racism against brown and black people. She wants to tax money going to reparations and social justice projects to right past wrongs.
Jenn explains if Bloomington doesn’t allow marijuana sales they will be on the wrong side of history. She claims it’s equity for many years of prosecuting the war on drugs in the black community.
I guess laws that people choose to break shouldn’t be prosecuted. I wonder what other laws shouldn’t be prosecuted?
Just hit play: 1:48:14
The Council will continue discussions at next Monday’s meeting.