- More justice in the justice system. Marijuana prohibition is rooted in racism, so it's no surprise that weed-related arrests and incarcerations disproportionately affect people of color. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, although data reflects that blacks and whites use marijuana at about the same rate, blacks have been nearly four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana use. Legalizing won't solve the core of this problem, but it will help reduce or eliminate incarceration for simply enjoying cannabis. Additionally, if we put fewer people in jail, we'll also save a lot of money. Jeffrey Miron, a Professor of Economics at Harvard, estimates that legalizing marijuana would save taxpayers $7.7 billion per year in government expenditure on enforcement of prohibition.
"People hear the word 'marijuana' and they think Woodstock, they think tie-dye, they think dreadlocks," Correia told the Los Angeles Times. "It is not. These are legitimate businesses producing revenue, creating jobs. I want to be the face of it. I want to be what Congress sees."
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