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Obama End Pot Prohibition
Lisa Piper Menkin Stegeman
Digital Art - Recycled Mixed Medium
Obama End Pot Prohibition
When voters in Colorado and Washington
state legalized recreational marijuana in November,
they thought they were declaring a cease-fire
in the War on Drugs.
Thanks to ballot initiatives that passed by
wide margins on Election Day, adults 21 or
older in both states can now legally
possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
The new laws also compel Colorado
and Washington to license private businesses
to cultivate and sell pot, and to levy taxes on the proceeds.
Together, the two states expect to reap some
$600 million annually in marijuana revenues
for schools, roads and other projects.
The only losers, in fact, will be the
Mexican drug lords, who currently supply as
much as two-thirds of America's pot.
But the war over pot may be far from over.
The Obama administration, which has shown
no sign of backing down on its full-scale assault
on pot growers and distributors.
Although the president pledged to go easy on
medical marijuana – now legal in 18 states –
he has actually launched more raids on state-sanctioned
pot dispensaries than George W. Bush,
and has threatened to prosecute state officials
who oversee medical marijuana as if they were drug lords.
If Obama were committed to drug reform –
or simply to states' rights
– he could immediately end DEA raids on those who
grow and sell pot according to state law,
and immediately order the Justice Department
to make enforcement of federal
marijuana laws the lowest priority of U.S.
attorneys in states that
choose to tax and regulate pot.
May 22nd, 2012
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