Responding to President Biden’s Announced Executive Action on Simple Marijuana Possession
“As our research into the potential link between cannabis legalization and public safety indicates, appropriate federal legalization of cannabis can reduce illicit markets and associated violence, as well as increase police legitimacy and improve police-community relationships. It will also enable law enforcement to focus on increases in homicides seen over the last few years to better protect public safety, instead of enforcing outdated laws.”
R Street’s Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties Program recently released a report about links between marijuana legalization and improving public safety. Read the report here.
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