Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana became illegal in the US in 1937, primarily as a tool of racism.  That law is still used as a racist tool today.

This year NC House Democrats introduced HB 401 and HB 766. I support both of these. There are many reasons to suggest that marijuana should be legalized both for medical and recreational purposes.

  1. The “War on Drugs” is a costly and ineffective use of Police assets.
  2. Marijuana is a superior alternative to Opiates and is less addictive.
  3. Marijuana is a preferred treatment of PTSD by many military veterans.
  4. Enforcement of prohibition has disproportionately impacted poor populations.
  5. Marijuana would be an excellent crop alternative for former tobacco growers, especially in NC.