It Shouldn’t Be A Crime
The 2010 mid-term elections are just 5 days away, so there is no better time to share this important message:
No adult should be punished for choosing something safer than alcohol.
We produced this powerful 30-second video to inspire you and everyone you share it with. It’s time to give adults the legal option to use a substance that is safer than alcohol – marijuana! Use this video to inspire your friends, family members, and co-workers to support efforts to tax and regulate marijuana similar to alcohol.
Aside from the fact that marijuana prohibition is a complete failure – 17 million Americans consume it regularly and surveys show that young people are able to obtain it more easily than alcohol or tobacco -- it also steers people toward our nation’s #1 most preferred recreational drug, alcohol, which happens to be more dangerous. While the danger that a food, drug, or activity pose is not sufficient reason to prohibit it, our laws should not punish people for making the rational choice to use a less harmful substance.
Currently, responsible adults who prefer to relax at the end of the day with marijuana must risk prosecution to do so. Getting arrested for a marijuana-related offense could mean a simple fine, but it could also mean losing your driver’s license, your federal student financial aid, your job, your children or your home. We waste billions of dollars every year on this failed policy that causes far more harm than marijuana itself.
It’s time for this to end.