Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NC!

Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NC!

January 5, 2020
Petition to
Governor Roy Cooper and
Signatures: 124Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by Cooper Blackwell

There is more public support for marijuana law reform than ever before with new polls showing more than half the country is in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Why Should We Legalize?
Reduce harm
The criminalization of marijuana use disproportionately harms young people and people of color, sponsors massive levels of violence and corruption, and fails to curb youth access.

Create jobs
Legalizing and regulating marijuana will bring one of the nation's largest cash crops under the rule of law. This will create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal economy instead of the illicit market.

Save money
Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety while reducing corrections and court costs. State and local governments would acquire significant new sources of tax revenue from regulating marijuana sales.

Promote consumer safety
Marijuana product testing is becoming a standard requirement for legalized marijuana markets. This means consumers are better informed about the marijuana they use.

Decriminalization of marijuana possession is a necessary first step toward more comprehensive reforms of the drug prohibition regime. Yet decriminalization alone does not address many of the greatest harms of prohibition – such as high levels of crime, corruption and violence, massive illicit markets and the harmful health consequences of drugs produced in the absence of regulatory oversight. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized marijuana possession, while nine – Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, California and Vermont – now allow for legal regulation of marijuana for adults over 21.

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Signatures: 124Next Goal: 200
Support now