Legal marijuana is a billion dollar business in states representing more than half of the country―but the federal government is stifling this movement and alienating voters by remaining committed to decades of failed prohibition policy.
The federal prohibition on cannabis harms communities of color, who have been disproportionately prosecuted for drug offenses, while white investors profit. According to the most recent arrest data, an American is put into handcuffs for a marijuana offense every 90 seconds. Per the ACLU, black Americans are nearly 4 times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts, despite similar consumption rates.
Maintaining marijuana prohibition flies in the face of voters, who consistently support legalization. Where marijuana legalization has been on the ballot, it has won, often overwhelmingly. Whichever party seizes the mantle of legal cannabis will have an advantage at the ballot box.
Legalization cannot wait and only together we will win. Please, sign your name and join our grassroots coalition in delivering an end to marijuana prohibition within the United States.