It is time to end the federal criminalization of marijuana and right the wrongs caused by the war on drugs—especially for communities of color.
Progressive criminal justice policies fared well at the ballot box, with voters across the country approving critical reforms.
The war on drugs has adversely affected people of color for decades; if enacted, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act has an opportunity to correct these harms.
The war on drugs crushed economic opportunity in African American and Latinx communities, but marijuana tax revenue can help fuel job growth.
Once considered the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, the city of Dayton, Ohio, pioneered an innovative response that has saved countless lives and become a national model for addressing addiction.
Live from Washington, D.C., Michele and Igor speak with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Weldon Angelos about the need to reform outdated federal marijuana policies.
Researchers and policymakers alike agree that the war on drugs is a failure. Policymakers must replace the war on drugs with a fairer, more effective model that treats substance misuse as a public health issue—not a criminal justice issue.
From needle exchanges to decriminalization, cities are pursuing strategies once considered unthinkable to address drug misuse outside the criminal justice system.
The time is now to end the war on drugs and take steps to legalize marijuana.