And two weeks ago, when the Obama team asked the public to vote on the top problems facing America, this was the public's No. 1 question: "Will you consider legalizing marijuana so that the government can regulate it, tax it, put age limits on it, and create millions of new jobs and a billion dollar industry right here in the U.S.?" Ooh, bet they didn't expect that one. How awkward for the establishment! People are slowly becoming rabble rousers on this issue. During the election cycle, Massachusetts decriminalized possession (up to an ounce, I think). The Obama administration may have to cowboy up on this issue if they want to be taken seriously as reformers. Thanks for the good holiday read, Peter. Peace to you and yours.
Merry Christmas, Pete. Thanks for your thoughtful blog; I really enjoy it.
I am all for it! Lets get a move on it. In 2006 "some 1,889,810 people were arrested on drug charges last year -- another all-time high. More than eight out of ten of all drug arrests were for possession alone, and 89% of all marijuana arrests for possession." http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/503/marijuana_drug_arrests_all_time_high_again
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