420 with CNW — Veteran Cannabis Lobbyist Unveils New Political Group

Last week a veteran marijuana lobbyist launched a new political action commission (“PAC”) that will push for reforms designed to end federal marijuana prohibition. The Better Organizing to Win Legalization (“BOWL”) PAC will also work with other organizations to support politicians and elected officials who are advancing reforms for marijuana legalization.

Justin Strekal launched BOWL PAC with the aim of encouraging organizations and advocacy groups that are not actively involved to be more proactive in backing efforts for legalization.

Strekal said he intends to reach out  to organizations and groups that say they are supporting cannabis legalization but “are not actively engaged.” He aims to bridge that gap by educating the organizations and groups about how to become more involved in demanding reforms.

Strekal is a veteran lobbyist with more than five years as the political director of NORML.

BOWL PAC considers the 2022 elections to be the first challenge it will face. The group is working on a targeted timeline strategically designed to engage with voters. It hopes to convince voters as they head to the polls that through their choice, cannabis “legalization is on the battlefield.” However, details of targeted campaign contributions or financing options have not been disclosed.

The group has launched an online petition demanding President Joseph Biden to fulfill his campaign promise on cannabis reforms, including ending marijuana’s federal criminalization that has seen users face jail time. Despite Biden finishing his first year in office, he has yet to fulfill his campaign pledges. He promised that the federal prohibition of cannabis would be lifted, but laws that put people in prison over minor marijuana offenses continue to exist and be enforced.

The Biden Administration’s failure to follow through with its campaign statements has seen individual states implement marijuana reforms. Toi Hutchinson, CEO of the Marijuana Policy Project, said that the current situation has led to social inequity where individuals in one state can compete for licenses to produce and sell cannabis while individuals in another state are facing criminal prosecutions. Morgan Fox, NORML’s newly appointed political director said the inactions of the Biden administration are a betrayal to the people who voted for the president.

With his new PAC, Strekal aims to offer resources that were underutilized at NORML in supporting efforts calling for social reforms while defeating the detractors calling for marijuana’s prohibition.

The ending of federal cannabis prohibition is likely to usher in a period of rapid growth for sector players such as American Cannabis Partners due to the wider market that will be available to them around the country.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to American Cannabis Partners are available in the company’s newsroom at https://cnw.fm/ACP

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