We are veterans. We are parents. We are children. We are the terminally ill. And we want marijuana legalized right now.
For us, Attorney General's Sessions' decision to crack down on pot in states whose voters have legalized its use for recreational — and even medical — purposes is as personal as it is alarming. It's an assault on our health, our rights, and the power of our individual votes to change wrongheaded policies like the criminalization of marijuana users.
We are not criminals, but we will never be free of the fear that law enforcement may someday kick down our doors until marijuana is legalized nationwide.
That's why today we are calling on the United States Congress and the US Senate to support and pass Senator Cory Booker's Marijuana Justice Act, which would legalize marijuana on the federal level and encourage states to do so too.
Legalizing marijuana is the right thing to do. It's high time lawmakers got off the sidelines and finally ended costly, racist, and cruel prohibition on marijuana. And — with the threat of federal raids now looming in states that have legalized pot — we need a groundswell of support for legalization to convince Congress to act immediately.
We're taking a stand. Please add your name to this urgent petition.