CANNAINVESTOR Magazine February / March 2017 - Page 83

Costs of marijuana enforcement VS. revenue of CCA and GEO

Marijuana arrests are the ā€œlow-hanging fruit.ā€

Marijuana possession arrests are the least difficult (and most popular) way to keep prisons full.

So naturally, it is utilized to incarcerate people.

Unfortunately, young men of color are most often the victims of this corrupt system.

We must reduce the number of lives ruined for marijuana-related offenses. It is one of the most abused laws in our justice system.

We need to disable police from arresting non-violent, non-threatening citizens so easily.

Federal cannabis legalization will bring solutions that value education over incarceration.