WASHINGTON, June 9, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) joined the steering committee of the Cannabis Freedom Alliance (CFA), a coalition that launched in April to end the prohibition, criminalization and overregulation of cannabis in the United States. The CFA aims to end cannabis prohibition and criminalization in a manner consistent with helping all Americans achieve their full potential and limiting the number of barriers that inhibit innovation and entrepreneurship in a free and open market.
LEAP will be represented on the CFA Steering Committee by retired Lt. Diane M. Goldstein, LEAP executive director. Steering membership includes prominent national advocacy organizations Americans for Prosperity (AFP), Mission Green/The Weldon Project, the Reason Foundation and the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce (GACC).
“Supportive law enforcement voices are crucial for advancing cannabis legalization,” Goldstein said. “LEAP is proud to join this committee, continuing our decades-long history of lending our public safety expertise to this important issue.”
CFA co-Coordinator Randal John Meyer said, “Law enforcement is a critical voice in the conversation about ending cannabis prohibition. We are honored to have LEAP join our work at the Cannabis Freedom Alliance to provide that voice and perspective as we pursue second chances, stronger communities and better business for all Americans.”
Brent Gardner, chief government affairs officer at Americans for Prosperity, said “This movement to end the criminalization of cannabis is bringing organizations together from across the ideological spectrum who recognize the status quo has damaged communities and upended hundreds of thousands of lives. We are excited to welcome Law Enforcement Action Partnership into our coalition as we work together to increase community safety through policy reform that is good for both law enforcement and the communities they’re sworn to serve and protect. Together, we can help end a senseless cycle of incarceration for thousands of Americans and ensure law enforcement is focusing on preventing and solving serious crime.”