One of the interesting things that happened on Tuesday were the Marijuana Approval Votes in Colorado and Washington both passed Pot for Fun Referendums. And this is what NORML has been pushing for since they formed in 1970.
This has been pushed, by the Leftist MSM AND what little Right-Wing Media there is, as a fight between Conservative Values and Liberal lack of Values or Liberal Druggies vs Christian Conservatives.
I'm throwing the Horse Poop flag!
There aren't enough 18 to 30 year old druggies out there to get these laws passed. The thing that was wrong and the idea that's wrong is the WHO that for this. It was the 18 to 30 year olds en masse, not just 'druggies' [whaeverTF that word even means now] and it was Libertarians and Libertarian leaning Conservatives regardless of age added in FOR THE WIN.
I'm for a total revocation of stupid drug laws. There's no proof that smoking pot leads to being a crack head or a Lion of Industry. But getting caught often leads to jail. And there is ZERO agreement on what level of severity to place on getting caught A pound of pot in Texas is a Life Sentence, Manslaughter is 8 to 12 years. A pound in some other places is a $5000 fine and 2 years probation.
Is there one adult with an IQ over 90 who thinks that makes sense!?
Like I've said before, I think you out to be able to walk into a pharmacy, or your favorite liquor store in the case of marijuana, throw down that drivers license and buy 10 qualudes or 10 vials of crack. Yes I did say crack. Let's face it, we spend a couple BILLION $$$ a year trying to stop this stuff. The drug cartels and the gangs make ten times that much, it's the same system that Capone, et al used during Prohibition. Elliot Ness didn't shut them down. J. Edgar Hoover didn't shut them down. Local, state and federal cops working together didn't shut them down.
It was the Twenty-First Amendment that shut them down, stopped their cash flow, stopped their inter-gang fighting and the collateral damage of honest citizens being blow up, shot and or killed and deaths from bad, rot gut alcohol being sold.
I think both WA and CO will take this all the way to SCOTUS. And I think this SCOTUS, without any changes, will allow the laws to stand. And IMnonHO, they should stand.
We need Legalization, Taxation, Education and Rehabilitation. All of it paid for, just like alcohol, meat, vegetable, grain and vehicles are inspected and made safe now, by the collected taxes of those buying the product. Will there be drug 'bootlegging'? Well hell yes. But it's ALL bootlegged now! And even those who don't buy or use any drugs are paying the tariff for NOT getting the use, importation or murder of the current crazy ass system stopped.
And I didn't even touch on fewer people in courts, jails and probation / parole systems for drug charges and the Billions saved there..