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Sign the petition: Tell Congress to repeal the federal ban on cannabis!

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to repeal the federal ban on cannabis!

We urge to repeal the federal ban on cannabis and reform the criminal code to expunge records and commute sentences of low-level drug offenders.

Why is this important?

Democrats are in charge of the Senate -- and they’re vowing to use their majority to make cannabis legal.1

When Mitch McConnell was Senate Majority Leader any cannabis legalization bill was dead on arrival. But guess who’s not running the Senate anymore?

Now we have a clear and urgent pathway to legalize cannabis and pass restorative justice reforms to address the millions of people harmed by the disastrous “War on Drugs.”

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to repeal the cannabis ban and pass restorative justice reforms now!

Back in November, along with electing President Joe Biden, every cannabis legalization or decriminalization initiative won at the ballot box.2 That’s a clear mandate.

Of course, legalization is only part of the process. Right now, even though cannabis is legal in 15 states and DC, an estimated 40,000 people are still in jail for cannabis offenses.3

Democrats in Congress have been introducing bills to legalize cannabis and restore justice for low-level drug offenders for years. But Senator Mitch McConnell blocked cannabis legalization in the Senate.

But McConnell no longer runs the Senate, and Democrats control Congress and the White House -- for now. If we want to see an end to the “War on Drugs,” then Democrats need to act now.

Sign the petition: Tell Congress to repeal the cannabis ban and pass restorative justice reforms now!

Sources:
1. CNBC, “Democratic senators will push to pass pot reform bill this year,” February 1, 2021.
2. Ibid.
3. Forbes, “With 40,000 Americans Incarcerated For Marijuana Offenses, The Cannabis Industry Needs To Step Up, Activists Said This Week,” June 26, 2020.


Reasons for signing

  • This must happen soon in order for further decriminalization and also to force health insurance companies to pay for medical marijuana for people in need. Also, think of the massive taxes that the government can collect by selling marijuana recreationally.
  • One more absurd ban that needs to go. Cannabis brings comfort and healing to many people with out the tragedies brought on by alcohol. Wake up!
  • It clears the judicial system for serious crimes to to processed.

Updates

2021-02-23 11:42:50 -0500

100 signatures reached

2021-02-23 10:34:36 -0500

50 signatures reached

2021-02-23 10:14:53 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-02-23 10:06:42 -0500

10 signatures reached