The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has had a slightly greenish tinge to it, raising hopes within the cannabis industry that a Hillary Clinton presidency would usher in business-friendly marijuana reforms.
The marijuana lobby is out in force at the convention, with national figureheads such as Drug Policy Alliance’s Ethan Nadelmann making speeches about the importance of ending the War on Drugs and legalizing recreational cannabis in California this year.
The day before the convention began, Marijuana Policy Project held a fundraiser, according to USA Today, while cannabis activists are hosting parades and parties on the sidelines of the event this week.
The national Democratic Party also recently adopted a “reasoned path to future legalization” into its national platform for the first time ever.
Hillary Clinton has said she wants to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, which would open the door for cannabis research.