Current drug laws in the United States are harsh, unreasonable, and ineffective.
Decades of evidence have shown that the criminalization of drug possession has failed to deter drug use or addiction. Instead, it has resulted in the over-policing of communities, overcrowded prisons, and wasted resources.
Indeed, over 43% of inmates in Federal Prisons are incarcerated for drug offenses, and over $1 trillion has been spent on enforcement since the War on Drugs began, with no significant impact on addiction rates.
Ending penalties for drug possession would free up valuable criminal justice resources. It would eliminate the unnecessary arrest, incarceration, and the long-lasting consequences that individuals face for possessing even small amounts of drugs.
Ask your legislators to support a more sensible drug policy in the United States! Decriminalize drug possession nationwide! By doing so, we can focus on more effective approaches to drug addiction and reduce the negative impact of the War on Drugs on individuals and communities.