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The war on drugs has failed.

The war on drugs has been a primary driver of our nation's mass incarceration crisis, which has harmed millions of individuals and families. The United States incarcerates more of its own citizens than any other country. Legalizing and regulating marijuana is an important part of undoing the

Over the past several decades, hundreds of Pasadena residents were arrested for minor, nonviolent marijuana offenses. A criminal record makes it more difficult to get a job, receive certain types of licenses, access housing, and secure loans for a business or education.

Marijuana prohibition laws unfairly target people of color.

According to FBI statistics, people of color are more likely to be targeted by marijuana prohibition laws than whites, despite virtually identical usage rates.

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