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Dear Senator/Representative:

As your constituent, I call on you to support the legalization and responsible regulation of marijuana in Minnesota because

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criminal

justice

  • Prohibition has disproportionately affected communities of color and put people in the criminal justice system unnecessarily.
     

  • In Minnesota, black people are nearly EIGHT times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people, despite similar rates of usage.
     

  • People who have been arrested, charged, or imprisoned for marijuana-related offenses have a harder time securing housing, jobs, loans, and stability for their families.

prohibition fails

  • Prohibition has been a monumental failure. It has wasted billions of dollars in public resources, and has not kept marijuana out of consumers hands, away from children, or improved the safety of our communities.
     

  • Not only has prohibition failed to accomplish any of its purported purposes, it has also created an incredible strain on our law enforcement and criminal justice systems.

economic opporunity

  • Minnesota can use the hundreds of millions in revenue dollars that marijuana taxation will create to fund education, public safety, economic development, transportation, infrastructure, and more.
     

  • The projected revenue from marijuana taxation in MN is estimated to be in excess of $300 million a year.
     

  • The marijuana industry can create thousands of new jobs, including in areas of the state that most need new economic opportunities.

health & safety

  • It is virtually impossible to overdose of marijuana.
     

  • Rates of opioid addiction have plummeted in states that have legalized marijuana. We owe it to our vets, seniors, laborers, and other community members to make available a safe and effective alternative to opioids for pain management.
     

  • Over three million prescriptions were written for opioid drugs in Minnesota in 2017, resulting in 2,037 non-fatal overdoses and 422 overdose deaths.

Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation is the statewide coalition and campaign working to legalize and regulate marijuana for safe adult recreational use in Minnesota.

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