If I didn’t want legal marijuana in America, I’d be seriously unsettled by the existence of a national marijuana holiday that gets more press than Thanksgiving.
The mere fact that multiple news organizations marked April 20th by conducting national polls on legalization is itself a profound statement about where we’re headed, more so when you look at what those polls show:
*A national CBS poll found 44% support for legalization.
*A national AP/CNBC poll found that 56% believe marijuana should be treated the same or less strictly than alcohol.
*Another CBS poll found that 56% of Californians support legalization, as the issue heads to the ballot this Fall.
Maybe it won’t happen this year or even the next, but it’s just an indisputable fact that we’re heading towards majority support for legalization. Those majorities could quickly move to end prohibition in many states, and there’s little the opposition could say that hasn’t been said a million times before. The American people have been subjected to decades of vicious anti-pot propaganda, and yet this is where we find ourselves.
If there was ever any doubt before, it should now be perfectly clear that those who’ve invested themselves in the political war on marijuana are fighting a losing battle. We’ll soon be finding out who was right and who was wrong. The debate will be settled once and for all in the most logical way possible: letting adults buy marijuana at marijuana stores and seeing if our society gets destroyed.
Anyone who remains convinced that this can’t possibly work would be well advised to just wait it out. Let your apocalyptic theories speak for themselves once the law changes and if everything goes to hell, I’m sure you’ll have a delightful time pointing that out to all of us. But don’t waste your time and ours on an argument you’re eventually going to lose anyway. If you’re so worried about the children, go read them a book.
– Article from StoptheDrugWar.org (DRCNet) .