"The massive costs of the war on drugs are paid in full every day by women shackled while giving birth, trans women forced to shower with men, children separated from parents, formerly incarcerated people trying to get jobs, and simply and absurdly, the millions of men and women deprived of their free lives for using drugs."
"The number of people in state prisons for drug law violations has increased 550 percent over the last 20 years. More than 5,000 people in Texas are doing between five and 40 years in prison for possession of cocaine alone. You can see their names here. In Texas, simple possession of more than four ounces of marijuana carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 180 days to two years in prison -- this, in a state with an annual $9 billion budget shortfall."