Legalizing Marijuana Will Profit The Nation
Editorial from Indiana lawyer that advances the position that criminalizing those who use pot is wrong and is a waste of time and money. Rather than branding our citizens, states should legalize, regulate and tax pot.
The “war on drugs” has been waged for many years in this country. The phrase was itself a piece of propaganda authored by John Ehrlichman, President Richard Nixon’s assistant on domestic affairs. Integral to this “war” has been an extensive and expensive assault on a substantial portion of American society – people who use marijuana. Not only has it been wrong; it is a terrible failure.