In the last decade, there have been nearly a half million marijuana arrests in California. These arrests have disproportionately targeted people of color, particularly Black Californians, who are nearly five times more likely than white Californians to be arrested for a marijuana felony.
With Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, we have a chance to drastically curtail the War on Drugs and protect our communities from the violence of criminalization and imprisonment. Tomorrow, vote YES on Prop 64 and together we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from the racist and predatory War on Drugs.
Under Prop 64:
- Adults 21 years and older will be able to legally possess, transport, purchase, consume, and share marijuana.
- Marijuana-related offenses will be eliminated or substantially reduced.
- Thousands of Californians will be able to petition to have their sentences reduced, and over a million will be eligible for criminal record clearing and expungement.
- Fewer immigrants will be subject to detention and deportation, while immigrants with previous marijuana offenses may become eligible for permanent residency and/or citizenship.