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Decriminalize Weed Now

We Need to Decriminalize Weed Now

As a candidate for Congress in Georgia's 13th Congressional District, I staunchly advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana in our state. The evidence is clear: criminalizing marijuana serves no legitimate purpose other than perpetuating unjust disparities in our criminal justice system. With 25 other states having already legalized marijuana in some form, Georgia stands at the cusp of a transformative opportunity to enact policies that prioritize justice and equity. By continuing to criminalize marijuana, we only perpetuate a cycle of injustice that disproportionately affects Black and Brown citizens, tearing families apart and perpetuating systemic inequities. I am committed to bringing about meaningful change, and that starts with calling on President Biden to take decisive action by removing marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act immediately.

Decriminalizing marijuana is not just a matter of progressive policy; it's a matter of moral imperative and common sense. In a nation that prides itself on liberty and justice for all, it is unconscionable to maintain laws that disproportionately target marginalized communities. By removing the criminal stigma associated with marijuana use, we can redirect resources towards addressing more pressing issues, such as combating violent crime and advancing public health initiatives. It's time to prioritize compassion, fairness, and evidence-based policymaking. As a candidate for Congress, I am committed to advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana in Georgia, ensuring that our laws reflect our values of equity, justice, and opportunity for all.

 


Committee to Elect Brian Johnson to Georgia's 13th congressional district
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