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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
The Drug War is a failure. It is time to end this self destructive war on our own people, starting with the repeal of marijuana prohibition. I firmly believe that people need to be responsible for their actions and the resulting consequences. We need to start a open and honest dialogue about our drug policies. I do not support or condone drug abuse, but what we are doing today is not working and is actually counterproductive.
Why is this important?
Marijuana prohibition is based upon multiple falsehoods. Such as Marijuana is classified as a schedule one drug that essentially says it is deadly addictive and with no medical use. It is also has it's origins in racism that affects people of color, as evidenced by the fact that while 72% of drug users are white and 15% are African-Americans, African-Americans make up 37% of those arrested and 57% incarcerated for drug felonies; We the United States has the world’s largest prison population, fueled by the War on Drugs. It is time to legalize marijuana.