Prop 215: Creating Confusion, Abuse, and Criminality since 1996
What happens when pro-drug groups con voters into passing marijuana legalization laws under the guise of medicine? What happens when these state laws conflict with Federal law? What happens when criminal groups and drug dealers start selling drugs under the cover of medical marijuana laws?
Ten years after the State of California passed Proposition 215, state and local officials are still struggling with these questions.
Ten years. Fair enough. There are still some problems with the implementation.
But look who’s talking.
It’s been over 90 years since the United States passed the Harrison Narcotics Act and we’re all still struggling with that mess. We’ve spawned giant criminal empires, destabilized small nations, imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Americans, created police forces that terrorize people in their homes, and sacrificed many of our civil liberties. Is the War on Drugs working yet?
Let’s give medical marijuana another 80 years before we call it a failure.