No more false dichotomies. It’s time for real discussion.
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.