Tuesday, June 04, 2013

It's time to end the war on marijuana

The ACLU is calling for an end to the war on marijuana.  This has seemed like such a no-brainer to me for such a long time that I can hardly think what to say about it.  It's like trying to convince someone that the sky is blue.  It is just so obvious that marijuana is a benign drug (at least by comparison to tobacco and alcohol), that prohibition doesn't work and never has, and that the war on drugs is a thinly veiled excuse for oppressing racial minorities and protecting moneyed interests (specifically the prison-industrial complex).

Oh, and in case there was any doubt, the sky is blue.

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