RESEARCH

This is research done by other organizations that demonstrate the negative impacts of drug prohibition.

➢ Almost half of the people in federal prisons are serving time for a drug offense.

  • *Sources: The Sentencing Project and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Prisoners Series.

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➢ Estimates from 2018 study suggest legal sales account for only 20–25% of total sales in California.

  • What does this mean? The black market still thrives with over 70% of sales being illegal.
     

  • *SOURCES: NOVEMBER 3, 2021 Regulation and Taxes Are Stifling California’s Weed Industry By Jeffrey Miron and Pedro Braga Soare

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➢ The current overdose crisis is now costing the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion a year.

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