If you are unsure about why reform is important, here are just a few of the many common sense reasons change would benefit everyone:
- Marijuana prohibition has been just as ineffective, inefficient, and problematic as alcohol prohibition. Most Americans agree it is time to replace this failed policy with a more sensible approach.
- Marijuana is objectively less harmful than alcohol. It is less toxic, less addictive, and less harmful to the body, and it does not contribute to violent and reckless behavior. Adults should not be punished for choosing to use the safer substance.
- By regulating marijuana like alcohol, we can take sales out of the hands of drug cartels in the underground market and put them behind the counters of state-licensed businesses that are creating legitimate jobs and paying taxes.
- Law enforcement officials’ time and resources would be better spent addressing violent and otherwise serious crimes instead of arresting and prosecuting adults for using marijuana.
Please join with us and the majority of Americans who believe it’s time to end this ineffective, costly and harmful strategy that wastes lives and money.