They’ve teamed up with the Department of Justice and state governments and informed us
that our prisons are over-crowded and our tax dollars are being wasted running these
prisons that house non-violent drug offenders that are serving lengthy prison sentences for marijuana. Also at the municipal level valuable police and court resources are being wasted by arresting and prosecuting people for small amounts of marijuana and other minor offenses. The logical solution is rather than wasting money on court appearances, county jail terms or drug programs, all of which we the tax payers foot the bill we could allocate those tax dollars to more useful projects, like reforming our educational system.