Τετάρτη, 3 Απριλίου 2013

Covered at Reason 24/7: Oregon Considers Legalizing Marijuana


reporting from the near futureLegalizing just medical marijuana might not
be able to get a hearing in places like
Florida
, but the effort to legalize recreational marijuana
continues elsewhere.



From the Statesman-Journal:


Forty years after Oregon became the first state in the
nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of
marijuana, lawmakers are considering a bill that would regulate its
production, processing and sale.


"Marijuana legalization is coming to Oregon sooner rather than
later," said Anthony Johnson of Portland, Ore., an activist who
leads New Approach Oregon. "It makes sense to regulate marijuana
like alcohol and for the Legislature to take the lead on the issue
and make sure sensible regulations are in place."

There’s a lot more money to be made for the government in
keeping drugs illegal than there ever was in keeping gays from
getting married, so don’t expect politicians to jump on the
anti-drug war bandwagon as fast as they did in support of gay
marriage. Nevertheless, the eventual end of the drug way may be
becoming just as inevitable as gay marriage.


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