Reparations Fund Should First Compensate Those Arrested or Imprisoned for Marijuana Violations

A “reparations” program should first compensate the massive number of victims of the fraudulently enacted, marijuana prohibition.

More than 600,000 innocent Americans are arrested for simple marijuana possession each year and made second-class citizens – for life.

They will forever face large obstacles to decent employment, education, travel, housing, government benefits, and will always go into court with one strike against them. They can even have their children taken away.

25 million Americans are now locked away in this very un-American sub-class because of this bogus “criminal” record. That has a horrible effect on the whole country, being a massive waste of human potential.

We should use the marijuana tax money to provide paid job training and placement for the younger victims and pensions for the older ones.

John Thomas