Columbia News Service justcovering the guys in white hats in the War on Drug Users. There was a good quote which clearly explains the key obstacle we have to overcome if we are ever to truly overcome these draconian laws:
“Either party will use support of marijuana legalization against each other if they think it is to their advantage,” said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
St. Pierre cited a recent study by the Pew Research Center showing Americans are more comfortable with marijuana use than excessive drunkenness, but added that increasing public approval won’t remove the stigma against legalization.
“Even if Democrats prevail in taking over Congress this year, it is unlikely that anything substantive will occur,” said St. Pierre, a registered Republican. “It’s almost third rail. Marijuana legalization will be impaled on the altar of politics.”