Got this email blast from former Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom Thursday. Please sign on. It is way past time for this to happen
|It’s time to end failed marijuana prohibition and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Iowa.
If you agree, add your name to our petition today. We’ll deliver every signature to lawmakers and make sure our voices are heard.
Iowans get it. Polling shows that a majority of people in our state support legalizing marijuana for adult use. We understand that regulation of marijuana would mean we’re in a better position to keep Iowans safe, stop wasting tax dollars on prosecuting nearly 5,000 marijuana possession convictions a year and raise tax revenue to fund mental health, substance abuse and our local schools.
There is a new proposal from Iowa House Democrats that would legalize recreational marjuana. Click here to add your name in support of legalization!
Marijuana criminalization has broken up too many families, upended too may livelihoods, thrown too many children into poverty and has taken a lifetime financial toll on otherwise law-abiding citizens.
We also know our current marijuana laws are not equally enforced. Iowa is one of the worst states in the country for racial disparities. Black Iowans are seven times more likely to be arrested for possession than white Iowans.
That disparity is unacceptable and has to change. If we regulate marijuana like we regulate alcohol,we’ll start addressing the injustice being done in our state. State revenue will increase. We’ll keep Iowans safe and improve our quality of life.
Help us call for the passage of the new proposal in the Iowa House of Representatives to legalize marijuana. Add your name: demand the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in Iowa.
Thanks for all you do,
P.S. I spent years working with so many of you to keep the fight for legalization moving forward. It’s critical that lawmakers know we’re behind this effort. Add your name today!