In yesterday’s election, voters in Colorado and Washington state approved referendums legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and Massachusetts became the 18th state to allow the use of reefer for medical purposes.


This trend toward liberalization of laws regarding weed, as it’s called, should be a signal to the federal government and all the other states that it’s time to give up on the foolish war on marijuana. This war has cost us many billions of dollars, ruined countless lives, fostered more crime than it’s curbed, strained the criminal-justice system to the breaking point,  corrupted law enforcement and promoted a disrespect ...

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In yesterday’s election, voters in Colorado and Washington state approved referendums legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, and Massachusetts became the 18th state to allow the use of reefer for medical purposes.

This trend toward liberalization of laws regarding weed, as it’s called, should be a signal to the federal government and all the other states that it’s time to give up on the foolish war on marijuana. This war has cost us many billions of dollars, ruined countless lives, fostered more crime than it’s curbed, strained the criminal-justice system to the breaking point,  corrupted law enforcement and promoted a disrespect ...

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