To spend prosecutorial resources on pot is ridiculous…I’d be in favor of legalized pot. Legalizing pot is the right way to go.
Recently I heard a story that some odious nation is spying on its citizens. This story from the valentine’s edition of This American Life popped to mind:
Last year at three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. And this, this is the setting for a love story, reported by Robbie Brown.
Listen up. A high school honor student’s life is ruined over a $25 bag of pot. We don’t call that spying. We call it law enforcement.
I bet the odious nation mentioned above has some similar euphemism for what we claim is spying on its citizen’s, too.
Goose, meet gander. Our drug laws are making criminals of decent citizens and degrading the legitimacy of our democracy.
Prohibition must end.