...without sending you to jail!
When the top story on the US edition of Google News informs us that a majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana, you know that a critical mass has been achieved.
Turning that critical mass of public opinion into actual law will be another matter, but this is certainly a milestone.
Alas, there are a lot of folks who get their bread buttered by the hugely destructive "war on drugs," and they won't be giving up their golden goose without a fight.
The Washington Post is one of the first out of the gate with this opinion piece by Peter Wehner, an alumnus of both Bush administrations. Wehner invokes Plato in his profoundly deceptive plea to maintain the status quo. Legalization will cause consumption to skyrocket. Families will be shattered. Lives will be shattered.
Every nightmare foreshadowed by Reefer Madness will come true!
Wehner provides a handy link to an article by another Bush alumnus, Bush II's drug czar, John Walters, who provided a glowing report in The Weekly Standard last year that details what a roaring success the "war on drugs" has been.
Make's you wonder what he's been smoking.