A frequent attack used against marijuana legalization that it sends a bad message to young people. For example on NPR the new Drug Czar Michael Botticelli again used this trope to criticize the new legalization laws in Colorado and Washington saying, “I think that the movement toward legalization, I think, sends the wrong message, particularly to the youth of our country.”
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 9, 2014 12:17 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 13, 2012 8:45 am|
2010 was an exciting but disappointing year for the marijuana legalization movement. California’s Proposition 19 did better than many past legalization efforts, but it still narrowly lost with 46.5% voting yes and 53.5% voting no. However, there is reason to believe this November may be different and that voters in at least one state may finally vote to end marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 23, 2011 7:15 pm|
Today a small bipartisan group of House members lead by Ron Paul (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday October 17, 2010 6:00 pm|
Move over, Nucky. The prohibition shakedown game has refined considerably since the 1920′s, but lucky for them the “beautiful, ignorant bastards” falling for they same cheap hustle haven’t.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday July 23, 2010 9:53 am|
The money that now goes to the cartels, with which they buy weapons and fund criminal enterprises of all sorts, could instead be paying teacher salaries and going into the coffers of states that badly need the revenue to meet their budgets.