No more false dichotomies. It’s time for a real conversation about marijuana.
Incarceration or legalization? “Lock ‘em up” or “Let ‘em use?”
These phrases have dominated the discussion about marijuana over the past decade. As a result, advocates – not scientists, doctors, people in recovery, disadvantaged communities, or young people affected by marijuana use and its policies – have been at the forefront of changing marijuana laws in the United States.
We are a new group of professionals advocating for a fresh approach that neither legalizes, nor demonizes, marijuana.
We need smart policies that reduce marijuana use but don’t cripple marijuana users with life-devastating arrest records. This commonsense, third-way approach uses science, public health and public safety principles to guide marijuana policy.