End the War on Drugs

For the last 50 years, the War on Drugs has been a disastrous policy failure excessively devastating communities of color and ruining the lives of millions of Americans. Furthermore, the War on Drugs has spent more than $1 trillion since 1971 locking up millions of Americans for nonviolent offenses, disproportionately arresting people of color, and unnecessarily criminalizing addiction rather than investing in treatment.

Moving to decriminalize all drugs under a system modeled after Portugal would help address the root causes of drug addiction and abuse instead of criminalizing those who are suffering from it. We ought to remove the stigma surrounding drug use and addiction, making it easier for individuals to seek help without fear of criminal consequences. Doing so also eradicates the power of drug cartels, paving the way for legal and regulated drug markets to ensure safety, care, and compliance. Let’s start investing in the communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs. That means:

  • Legalizing medical marijuana.
  • Expunging all previous marijuana possession charges & releasing current inmates imprisoned on marijuana possession charges.
  • Refocusing priorities to stop dealers, rather than consumers.
  • Empowering communities to implement programs to teach adolescents about drug use and addiction.
  • Expand licenses for dispensaries & other medical facilities.
  • Decriminalizing the possession of all drugs.

Gen-Z's Blueprint for America:

  1. New Deal for the 21st Century
  2. America First in Quality of Life
  3. Life, Liberty, & Pursuit of Happiness
  4. Make America Cool Again
  5. Marshall Plan for America
  6. Wage A War on Poverty
  7. Guarantee Healthcare to All
  8. World-Class Education
  9. Defend Our Democracy
  10. A Green New Century
  11. America Open For Business
  12. End the War on Drugs
  13. Women’s Rights Are Human Rights
  14. Reclaim Our Freedom
  15. Safe Streets & Secure Neighborhoods
  16. Affordable Housing for All
  17. A Welcoming Nation of Immigrants
  18. Moral Global Leadership
  19. Tackle the Teenage Mental Health Crisis
  20. Protect the Second Amendment & Second Graders