To: The United States Senate

It's time to reverse decades of failed drug policy!

Add your name to the Marijuana Justice Act, which will remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and look to reverse the decades of failed policies that disproportionately target communities of color.

Why is this important?

On January 1, California, Maine, and Massachusetts joined the growing list of states that legalized recreational marijuana.

Yet, Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced that he will end the current policy of federal non-interference, so that the Justice department could crack down on marijuana in states where it has been legalized for recreational use.

For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders, especially for marijuana-related offenses. This has wasted human potential, torn apart families and communities, and squandered massive sums of taxpayer dollars.

That's why I introduced the Marijuana Justice Act to call for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level.

If passed into law, the Marijuana Justice Act would have an immediate impact on our criminal justice system, policing, our communities, and even the economy. This legislation would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level.

The bill would also incentivize states to change their marijuana laws if those laws are shown to disproportionately affect low-income individuals and/or people of color. The Marijuana Justice Act would be applied retroactively for those already serving time for marijuana-related offenses, providing for a judge's review of marijuana-related sentences. That means that we could reduce our prison population—a goal that Democrats and Republicans alike have claimed to support.

Add your name to show your support for national marijuana legalization.

State governments have, so far, led the way in reforming our failed drug policy and in beginning to fix our criminal justice system. Unfortunately, the federal government isn't doing its share—and Sessions, among his many offenses, is working actively to undermine the progress in this area. We can't let Sessions roll back our progress, criminalize more Americans, and terrorize our communities by doubling down on failed drug policy.


Reasons for signing

  • Way too many people being incarcerated for minor in fractions. It’s time to stop it.
  • This is a stupid law. When this country was founded, they required landowners to plant a percentage of marijuana [Hemp}. Why? Well, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are both written on hemp paper. Randolph Hearst campaigned to have hemp outlawed because it competed with his lumber and paper businesses. Hemp makes strong cloth, waterproof cloth, paper, rope, natural fertilizer and pesticide not to mention all the medicinal purposes for which it has been used for over 5,000...
  • Marijuana is medicine given to us by the earth we live on and should not be in the same category as controlled substances.