Marijuana prohibition has failed.
Our current system of marijuana prohibition has been just as ineffective, wasteful, and problematic as alcohol prohibition.
It’s time for a more sensible approach.
Replacing marijuana prohibition with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol would:
• take marijuana sales out of the hands of criminals in the underground marijuana market and put them behind the counters of legitimate businesses that test their products and require proof of age;
• bolster Alaska’s economy with significant new tax revenue and job creation; and
• allow law enforcement officials to focus on violent and otherwise harmful crimes instead of adults who are simply choosing to use a substance objectively less harmful than alcohol.