They believe that the government shouldn't be able to tell you how to live your personal life, so long as you aren't hurting anyone. This is especially seen in Libertarians who firmly stand with Liberals on marijuana freedom. So, it doesn't surprised me to read in the news today that an 80 year old Republican in Virginia's state government is leading the charge for decriminalization of marijuana in his state:
Surprisingly enough, 80-year-old Republican Delegate Harvey Morgan, an assistant clinical professor of pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, is leading the charge to decriminalize marijuana possession.
TPJ: I think it should be noted and underlined that this man is professor in pharmacy; a field that knows, which drugs are beneficial and which ones are o.k. to use on a regular basis. He understands the data, which does not show marijuana to be addictive to any degree greater than alcohol. He understands the data that no-one (repeat, NO ONE) has EVER over-dosed on marijuana--it's virtually impossible. So, why should we criminalize those who enjoy it's recreational use and/or who find it beneficial with medical problems?
"We need to move to a more honest, reasoned, compassionate, and sensible drug policy, and this bill does that" said Morgan.