OKLAHOMA CITY — Senator Connie Johnson and former State Rep. Porter Davis announced a new alliance Wednesday to reform marijuana policy in Oklahoma. Johnson, a Democrat, and Davis, a Republican, share a common interest in ending marijuana prohibition in the state for medicinal, decriminalization and industrial purposes.
“The War on Drugs has utterly failed to achieve its stated intent. Instead, this costly program has violated rights, destroyed lives and families, militarized police and given us record prison populations,” said Johnson, D-Oklahoma County. “Half of all Oklahoma prisoners in Oklahoma are incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses, with communities of color experiencing incarceration at twice the rate of whites. Prohibition has created an illegal market that funds drug cartels and brings violence into our communities.”