The other U.S. states will have to follow step." The former president also criticized his successor's violent campaign against the drug cartels, suggesting that the country's path has been ultimately destructive. "Violence never resolves violence," he said.
TPJ: This ridiculous marijuana prohibition is tearing his country apart. So, for Americans to ignore their plight by ignoring the problems with marijuana prohibition represents a stubborn lack of compassion for our neighbors. Obviously after 70 years of failed marijuana prohibition it's clear that pot isn't going away. So, it's dangerous ignorance to think another 70 years will somehow make the difference.
It's also naive to think that this violence stemming from marijuana prohibition in Mexico, (and on the border) won't spread into the U.S. if we stay on the path of stubborn prohibition. So, seeing that marijuana isn't going away, nor is the violence related to its prohibition, it makes perfect sense to legalize it, so we have the control over it--not drug cartels.
Let's make it work for us rather than being captive to the crime associated with prohibition. Marijuana is a relatively harmless drug, so for it to remain illegal while alcohol maintains it's legal status is hypocritical and stupid as we're throwing away much need funds to pay for teachers, cops and fire fighters. It's win-win and so logical that it's hard to understand why people would oppose it except out of a misplaced crusade of claiming to know what's best for everyone.
Conservatives, what ever happened to states rights, personal liberties and the pursuit of happiness? I guess that only applies to what you decide, eh? How convenient. Wake up to the reality that pot isn't going away, nor is it the scourge that your were raised to believe.