LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A group of local activists wants marijuana to become a state issue and for congress to hear the issue.
Protesters gathered outside the Hall of Justice Friday saying Senator Mitch McConnell has not let the floor even hear the issue.
Dan Seum Jr., an activist with “My Right to Decide” says it’s an effort that shouldn’t be stopped.
“We’re not trying to ditch Mitch. We vilify people for using marijuana which isn’t nearly as dangerous as bourbon” said Seum.
He also pointed out that the African American community is affected much more by marijuana being illegal.
According to Seum, Black Americans are six times more likely to be arrested for the drug than other people.
He is also calling for the expungement of records for many Kentuckians who’ve been charged with crimes related to the drug.