Richard Rivette (R - NC)
"Third, we cannot place quotas on racial disparity but we can recognize those factors which lead to greater incarceration of minorities - Minor drug offenses. It is far more common for African-Americans to be charged and convicted of possession or use of marijuana. This needs to end. The national war on drugs in many ways has failed. Bill Clinton enacted laws which threw millions more black citizens into prison based on minor offenses. Our national leadership now recognizes that marijuana cultivation, regulation, and sale can take place without mass hysteria. Many states are decriminalizing pot. North Carolina must end its war on pot use now. We will reap massive benefits. North Carolina is a prime grower of tobacco. Our state could have a legal, regulated economy of growing marijuana that ensures product safety and compliance. It will eliminate drug dealing. It will eliminate a third or more of the arrests for petty possession that leads to destroyed lives." Link
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