The bill, also known as the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, would also create two new taxes whose revenue, according to Ballotpedia, “would be spent on drug research, treatment, and enforcement, health and safety grants addressing marijuana, youth programs, and preventing environmental damage resulting from illegal marijuana production.”
“If California’s Prop 64 passes, no one will ever be incarcerated for marijuana again,” the rapper states at the beginning of the video, premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone. As he notes, arrests related to the drug are the driving force behind the persistent War on Drugs and continues to be the top reason for re-entry into the prison system.
“I’m not a California voter, but I know when good legislation passes in the biggest state, other states follow,” he continues. “That’s an important step in ending mass incarceration around the country.”
Pusha T recently spoke with Stephen Colbert about the incarceration rate and the rights of ex-felons. “It’s like you keep paying forever,” he said during the interview. He also sat down with Senator Tim Kaine in a video in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential run to discuss police reform.
The G.O.O.D. Music president is currently working on his third solo album, King Push.