Alcohol and cigarettes -- not to mention 700-calorie cheeseburgers -- are inarguably more harmful than a little reefer, she wrote.This fact transcends the questions about the whether or not legalization will lead to a spike in drug use, or whether or not it signifies government surrender. The fact that we allow far more harmful products undermines whatever rationale to which one could cling in order to justify marijuana being illegal. The proper policy for harder drugs is, of course, a bit trickier.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Another Mainstream Voice for Legalization
It's conservative Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post. This line is the clincher for me: