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It’s 2019. It’s time to legalize marijuana nationwide. As president, I’ll get it done.
The unfair enforcement of our current marijuana laws is a continuation of the institutional racism that has defined our criminal justice system for decades, and has irreparably harmed too many lives and communities—predominantly black and brown ones. 
It’s also a health care issue: Millions of Americans seek medical marijuana to treat chronic or severe pain—often in an effort to avoid prescription opioids—but access is limited by insurance coverage and availability.
And legalization by the states has shown the immense economic opportunity of a marijuana market, especially for small businesses. With that opportunity comes the chance to lift up communities held down for generations by unjust marijuana laws. 
So as president, I will immediately deschedule marijuana as a controlled substance and start working to not only heal the damage done by racist drug laws, but tap into the medical and economic opportunity that legal marijuana offers.
Here’s what my plan looks like:

• Establish a national process to make marijuana production and consumption clean, safe, and sustainable.

• Expunge all non-violent marijuana convictions.

• Require health insurance coverage for medical marijuana, and invest in research into even more medical uses and benefits.

• Legalize and tax recreational marijuana nationwide, and direct revenue towards programs that help repair the damage done by the War on Drugs.

• Create economic equity and justice through marijuana-driven opportunity and support small women- and minority-owned cannabis businesses

Nothing proposed today can ever undo the devastating harm done to generations of communities and families of color by the War on Drugs. But it’s long past time to start making this right.
With my plan, we can begin to dismantle the institutional racism in our criminal justice system, open up important new medical and economic horizons, and lift up communities who need and deserve a fair shot at opportunity.
Sign on to my marijuana legalization plan today—it’s past time to get this done:
Thank you,