Monday, October 25, 2004

Quick - call Guiness

Here's one for the record books for those of you who think our vote doesn't matter. I'm well aware that the Dems have a bad record on the war on some drugs, but the big buzz in the cannabis news tonight is that, under the Bush administration, marijuana arrests set a new record and "the vast majority-88 percent-of marijuana arrests were for simple possession, not sale or manufacture."

Rob Kampia of Marijuana Policy Project has more to say.

"With marijuana arrests exceeding 750,000 a year, it's safe to say that the drug war isn't preventing people from using marijuana," said Robert Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C. "It's time to acknowledge this reality by taxing and regulating marijuana. A responsible system of regulation will do a better job of keeping marijuana away from kids and end the pointless persecution of adults who use marijuana responsibly."

Amen to that. Cannabis consumers make good citizens. It's well past time to stop treating us as criminals.


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