The popular ice cream chain "Ben and Jerrys" released a statement and a demand for racist injustice involving disagreements between marijuana arrests among white and black Americans.
Today, it is not an official national or world holiday, but nevertheless millions of stoners around the world celebrate what was once a secret holiday: 4/20. With an increasing number of states legalizing the use of marijuana for medical or recreational use despite federal laws, the holiday has more attention than ever before.
Ben and Jerrys used their social media platforms to point out a problem of race injustice that is often discussed when talking about the legalization of marijuana. Their Twitter posts have over 20,000 retweets since they posted it a few hours ago.
It is difficult to celebrate 4/20 when so many color people are still being arrested for the pot. We must do better. Learn more: https://t.co/DPCcqND0SI pic.twitter.com/fLsngGteOF
̵1; Ben & Jerry s (@benandjerrys) April 20, 2019
"Let's be clear: Even with increased legalization, hundreds of thousands of people are still being arrested for pot. And most of them are Black." Ben and Jerry are said in blog posts on their website. "New New York City citizens are, for example, 8 times more likely to be arrested for pot than white."
The ice cream company asks Congress to make a change involving millions of Americans whose lives have been adversely affected by a possession of marijuana tax.
"We appeal to Congress to extend past marijuana beliefs and to give forgiveness / amnesty to anyone who only had cannabis possession. Cities like San Francisco and Seattle are already doing it. It's time to take this national. "Ben and Jerry say.
Their online petition has over 20,000 signatures so far.