Drug Dominoes Begin to Topple

Call it the Marijuana domino effect.

Less than two weeks after Washington and Colorado voted to legalize and regulate cannabis, lawmakers in five other states say they are considering similar bills.

In Latin American, Mexican President Felipe Calderon says Uncle Sam now has lost the “moral authority” to ask other nations to maintain the cannabis prohibition and combat trafficking.

A fundamental change has occurred, he added, that requires the rethinking of public policy in the entire Western Hemisphere.

Calderon joined the leaders of Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica on Monday calling for the Organization of American States to study the change, and saying the U.N. General Assembly should hold a special session on the prohibition of drugs by 2015.

What didn’t seem remotely possible a fortnight ago suddenly seems inevitable.

Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maine said they intend to introduce marijuana legalization bills for debate next year, politicians in Vermont and Massachusetts indicated they will, too, and Ohio may join them.

Since even homegrown smuggled from Colorado and Washington would be far cheaper than B.C. Bud or Mexican schwag, with the exception of a few border states, the Sinaloa cartel could soon lose up to half its total income from American cannabis consumers.

A Mexican think-tank says the two states may do more damage to the country’s bloodthirsty narcoterrorists than the war on drugs came close to achieving.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Obama Administration is flummoxed by the sea change in the public mood towards marijuana and the expensive, failed attempt to control it with criminal laws.

Few would have predicted the pot prohibition could fall almost overnight like the Iron Curtain, nevertheless the two-state triumph for has set off a series of tremors that suggest the people’s will has shifted.

America appears to have reached a tipping point in terms of attitudes toward cannabis and, if the weight of public opinion truly has passed the fulcrum, change could be rapid.

– Read the entire article at The Vancouver Sun.

Comments

10 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Maybe it’s me, but isn;t that a Cocktail? Lol

  2. John Woods on

    I second that!!!!

  3. gutrod on

    The America’s are going green with the exception of Canada under the current dictatorship of Stephen Harper who is taking our country in a complete opposite direction to the dismay of the majority of it’s own citizens. Time to rid ourselves of the goof and his party and all other politicians who agree with his drug policies. We the people have the power to make change a reality.
    Hit them all where it hurts.

  4. Anonymous on

    Do NOT give Obama credit if they ever did such. He would just be defusing the situation and earning political points- he does not care other wise.

  5. bb54 on

    When I was young I was really impressed with the Nobel prize.
    This was the pinnacle of achievement.When you look closely however you realize that Mr.Alfred Nobel is the inventor of dynamite.Sure when you smoke your joint you can think hey this stuff is real dynamite OK but the achievement of Mr.Nobel was at the time of industrial revolution: The likes of Dupont the Nemours replaced hemp fiber with nylon and all kinds of synthetics etc etc.I am not sure that cannabis would like to have its name attached to Mr.Nobel. Nobel is also synonym of war and cannabis is more like peace and love.So,a Nobel peace prize to end the drug of war ? I am not so sure.If someone discovered that it is the remedy that cures all cancer maybe a nobel in medicine breakthrough but even then it does not sound right in my mind

  6. Anonymous on

    How bout Obama if he feels the people & repeals prohibition

  7. Anonymous on

    Quote:

    If the Noble prize carries any weight at all, someone is going to have to get a peace prize for ending the drug war.

    ******

    In that case I nominate Marc!

  8. Paul Pot on

    If the Noble prize carries any weight at all, someone is going to have to get a peace prize for ending the drug war.

  9. Psychedelicious on

    Was it you praying to the virgin mary or thousands of people working together toward a common goal, developing ballot measures, advertising, gaining support, using science, and the evidence based failure of prohibition? I don’t know how anyone thinking critically can look at all that and think that their prayers are responsible for the change. I suppose one has to not be thinking critically.

  10. Anonymous on

    Virgin Mary has never let me down. I knew that if I prayed her sufficiently,she would make my dreams come reality.All those smoking Mary Huana and praying sessions finally bore fruits.Thank you Virgin Mary Huana for making all of this possible.You managed to influence Obama and like a long hemp stalk he finally bended to your will.