The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology Monday when it published a letter to the editor endorsing marijuana legalization.
It turns out it was an accident.
The post, titled “Purchasing marijuana puts kids at risk,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch earlier in the day. Its author, Carlis McDerment, is a former deputy sheriff who works with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), an international nonprofit devoted to opposing the war on drugs.
McDerment argued in the letter that laws criminalizing marijuana make the substance more accessible to minors.
– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.