April 20th is a day when people across the world celebrate the consumption of marijuana. You may be one of the thousands of people gathering for 4/20 rallies in Boston, Boulder, New York, Santa Cruz, Seattle and other cities. Or maybe you just believe our country's backwards marijuana laws need a major overhaul. Whatever your plans for 4/20, let's use the day to join together and declare our support for marijuana legalization.
Maybe you smoke marijuana and are tired of being considered a criminal. Maybe you're a teacher or public health advocate tired of politicians cutting money for education and health to pay for new jails and prisons. Maybe you're a civil rights activist appalled by racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement. Or maybe you just don't want your tax dollars wasted on ineffective policies.
The tide is quickly turning against the war on marijuana. Lawmakers across the country are introducing legislation to regulate marijuana like alcohol. Newspapers are calling for major reform. Celebrities like Sting are speaking out. In November California voters will have the historic opportunity to vote on ending marijuana prohibition.
More Americans support legalizing marijuana than ever before, and it's time for us to speak up. Help support the legalization of marijuana by adding your voice to this petition.