Legalizing Marijuana

It’s time to legalize marijuana. We have a rare opportunity to repair injustices as we do it.

The War on Drugs has devastated our country and disproportionately harmed communities of color. Jerry has led sweeping Congressional efforts to correct those systemic injustices by introducing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, which would federally decriminalize marijuana and ensure that no one can be discriminated against for a past marijuana conviction.

The lingering, residual consequences of decades of racist drug policies cannot be understated, which is why Jerry has consistently centered restorative justice within marijuana reform. The MORE Act seeks to not only expunge prior marijuana convictions–it would create a fairer future by taxing legalized cannabis sales and using the proceeds to invest in the very communities most impacted by the War on Drugs. It is only by acknowledging the wrongs of the past–and taking action to correct that history of harm–that we can begin to repair decades of economic and racial inequality.

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  12. Legalizing Marijuana
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