Normal (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) offers these talking points regarding the decriminalization of marijuana:

  1. Decriminalizing marijuana frees up police resources to deal with more serious crimes.
  2. Far more harm is caused by the criminal prohibition of marijuana than by the use of marijuana itself.
  3. Decriminalization does not lead to greater marijuana use.
  4. Criminal laws prohibiting marijuana possession do not deter marijuana use.