November 26, 2012

Washington Post finally discovers the war on pot doesn't make sense

The Progressive Review has opposed the war on drugs for over 40 years, so long that we were called the DC Gazette back then. We're glad to see the Washington Post editorial board is finally moving in the same direction.

Washington Post editorial We favor decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot, assessing civil fines instead of locking people up. Also, for that reason and others, the Justice Department should hold its fire on a lawsuit challenging Colorado and Washington’s decision to behave more leniently. And state officials involved in good-faith efforts to regulate marijuana production and distribution according to state laws should be explicitly excused from federal targeting.

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