CEO and chairman of Koch Industries Inc., Charles Koch firmly believe cannabis should be legal. Koch’s views on legalizing cannabis align with his mission for criminal justice reform. He feels the legalization of marijuana would remove needless and harmful laws and free up a percentage of people to better contribute to society.
“It should be the individual’s choice, prohibition is counterproductive. It ruins people’s lives, creates conflict in society and is anti-progress. The whole thing never made sense to me.” – Charles Koch
The billionaire businessman has spent over $25 million of his own money to fight for criminal justice reform. Charles has also partnered with hip hop artist Snoop Dogg to legalize cannabis federally.