Jeff Sessions' marijuana vendetta

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Hi ACLU Supporter

Big news for drug policy reform: After California legalized recreational marijuana use, San Francisco followed suit by clearing thousands of marijuana convictions dating back 40 years. This is a step in the right direction now people wont be held for crimes that are no longer crimes.

The outdated policies of the War on Drugs have done little but waste federal resources and harm lives forever. But while some of us are fighting back, others like Attorney General Jeff Sessions are doggedly pursuing the same failed policies. His vendetta against marijuana and people who use it goes against public opinion and completely disregards the human consequences of these unjust laws.

But we can stop him. Theres a new bill in Congress to legalize marijuana under federal law and remedy some of the injustices of the War on Drugs. We need your help to make sure it becomes law.

Tell your members of Congress to support the Marijuana Justice Act and reform our broken criminal justice system.

How do we know that reform is needed? The data says it all. In 2013 we found that Black people are almost four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession even though Black and white people use marijuana at comparable rates.

Whats more, 64 percent of Americans approve of legalizing marijuana. But Jeff Sessions' policies go against the will of the people.

Let's tell Congress to pass the Marijuana Justice Act NOW to promote equitable and proportional justice. Antiquated and out-of-touch drug laws like Sessions marijuana policies have got to go.

With your help, we can make sure Congress listens to us and does the right thing.

Thanks for standing up with us,

Jesselyn McCurdy

Jesselyn McCurdy
ACLU Deputy Legislative Director, fighting for criminal justice reform
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