The Executive Committee is considering putting forth the following amendments at the 2021 State Convention. Per our bylaws these proposals are posted on the LPKS website for a period of at least 28 days for public viewing and comment. The Executive Committee will meet on March 28th to consider changes and decide which proposals to put forth at convention. These will be posted in their final form for at least 28 days prior to convention. At convention no proposals can be altered and no further proposals can be made. In order for any Platform or Bylaw proposal to be adopted it must receive a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the voting body at convention.

Please email your feedback to chair@LPKS.org or to your District Coordinator.

Platform Proposal 1 – Drug Prohibition

Platform proposal topic: Drug Control and Legalization.

Affected platform plank(s): Article IV, Planks 3 and 5.

Purpose: To clarify the Party’s position on drug prohibition.

Existing Language:

ARTICLE IV – PERSONAL LIBERTIES…

3. We advocate a review of current drug control policy. Prohibition has shown to be an ineffective way for the government to address this issue. A new conversation must be started that addresses both societal concerns and individual liberty.

4. We support legalizing production of hemp as an alternate crop for farmers for use in agriculture and industry.

5. We support legalization of medicinal cannabis under a doctor’s supervision. We also support the legalization and regulation of cannabis for personal use for adults of legal age.

Marked Up Proposal:

ARTICLE IV – PERSONAL LIBERTIES…

4. We advocate a review of current drug control policy. Prohibition has shown to be an ineffective way for the government to address this issue. A new conversation must be started that addresses both societal concerns and individual liberty. We believe the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ is a war on innocent people. We call for an end to the prohibition of any drug.

5. We support legalizing production of hemp as an alternate crop for farmers for use in agriculture and industry.

6. We support legalization of medicinal cannabis under a doctor’s supervision. We also support the legalization and regulation of cannabis for personal use for adults of legal age.

Final, if adopted:

ARTICLE IV – PERSONAL LIBERTIES…

3. We believe the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ is a war on innocent people. We call for an end to the prohibition of any drug.

4. We support legalizing production of hemp as an alternate crop for farmers for use in agriculture and industry.

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