Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

legaldark.pngMarijuana is not illegal because it's dangerous; it's only dangerous because it's illegal.

It's time to take marijuana off the black market, end crime and violence related to marijuana trafficking, stop wasting money and ruining lives by prosecuting victimless crimes, reduce prison populations, increase tax revenue, allow sick people their medicine, let farmers grow marijuana and hemp, and give responsible adults their freedom.

Stand with Dr. Jill Stein to legalize marijuana now!

As a medical doctor and public health advocate, people ask me all the time if marijuana is dangerous.

Yes, marijuana is dangerous - because it’s illegal. It’s not inherently dangerous. It’s certainly less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, which are perfectly legal.

The real danger of marijuana is the violence of the underground drug economy created by prohibition.

Legalizing marijuana will end that violence, much like ending alcohol prohibition ended the violence of the illegal alcohol economy.

It’s time to take marijuana off the black market, end crime and violence related to marijuana trafficking, stop wasting money and ruining lives by prosecuting victimless crimes, reduce prison populations, increase tax revenue, allow sick people their medicine, let farmers grow marijuana and hemp, and give responsible adults their freedom by legalizing it!

As President, one of my first actions would be to order the DEA and the Justice Department to cease and desist all attempts to harass or prosecute medical marijuana clinics or other legitimate marijuana-related businesses that are operating under state laws.

I would also direct DEA to remove marijuana from Schedule 1, the most dangerous category of drugs, and place it in a more appropriate category as determined by medical science.

Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Since the first retail marijuana stores opened on January 1st, 2014, the state of Colorado has benefited from a decrease in crime rates, a decrease in traffic fatalities, an increase in tax revenue and economic output from retail marijuana sales, and an increase in jobs.

And hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain and cancers are benefiting from the availability of medical marijuana under state laws.

Like Colorado, we can regulate marijuana in a similar way to alcohol once it’s legal.

This would prevent billions of dollars in profits from pouring into the black market, and would greatly reduce the violence associated with illegal marijuana sales, including the drug wars ravaging Mexico and Central America.

It just makes sense. Help me build the movement for legalization - sign and share my call to legalize marijuana nationwide today!

Make no mistake, ending marijuana prohibition would be a huge win for freedom and social justice, and a major step towards the just, Green future we deserve.

It’s in our hands!

-Dr. Jill Stein, April 20, 2016

 

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Kaleb Perry
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Katie Hestbeck
niki Irving
Peyton White
Donald Palmer
Jeff Shiple
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  • Kaleb Perry
    signed 2016-11-08 19:09:32 -0500
  • Jamie Turner
    signed 2016-11-07 13:31:50 -0500
  • Sulaiman Burvick
    signed 2016-11-07 01:14:56 -0500
  • Joshua Geddings
    signed 2016-11-01 15:27:23 -0400
  • Kristin Miller
    signed 2016-10-29 21:24:56 -0400
  • Richard curry
    signed 2016-10-28 16:31:08 -0400
  • mollie estrada
    signed 2016-10-27 11:12:57 -0400
  • kevin brunty
    signed 2016-10-27 06:09:46 -0400
  • Katie Hestbeck
    signed 2016-10-24 10:28:55 -0400
  • niki Irving
    signed 2016-10-22 16:09:30 -0400
  • Peyton White
    signed 2016-10-19 16:17:56 -0400
  • Terri Brentnall
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-19 10:11:35 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Donald Roger Palmer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-16 13:05:39 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Donald Palmer
    signed 2016-10-16 13:05:21 -0400
  • Jeff Shiple
    signed 2016-10-14 21:20:22 -0400
  • Debster Wiley
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-13 16:30:00 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Deborah  L Wiley
    signed 2016-10-13 16:29:27 -0400
  • Kelara Pumphrey
    signed 2016-10-06 09:51:19 -0400
  • Michael Sanchez
    signed 2016-09-30 19:26:41 -0400
  • emma petrakes
    signed 2016-09-29 20:19:17 -0400
  • amy stass
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-23 20:05:24 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Amy Stass
    signed 2016-09-23 20:03:43 -0400
  • Jill Torgelson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-20 21:35:42 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Jill Torgelson
    signed 2016-09-20 21:34:48 -0400
  • Terry Baker
    signed 2016-09-13 22:19:42 -0400
  • Mike Wahl
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-12 23:58:59 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • Michael Wahl
    signed 2016-09-12 23:58:41 -0400
  • Paula Steates
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-11 08:39:59 -0400
    I stand with @DrJillStein: #Marijuana is only dangerous when illegal, so let's legalize it nationwide! #ItsInOurHands
  • paula steates
    signed 2016-09-11 08:39:16 -0400
  • jackson rodman
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