I finally joined the NORML legal committee. NORML is the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws. I have always known that the criminalization of Marijuana is pointless and morally bankrupt. It leads to corruption and make billionaires out of drug lords. My only trepidation has been that so many people believe the government propaganda about this drug.
Marijuana is safer than alcohol and cigarettes, and it’s a lot of fun to boot (so I’ve heard). Tax it, use the money to lower my property taxes.
I was never a prosecutor who got exited because some kid had “dope” on him. Who is safer in our country when the cop pulls over a citizen and finds a dime bag?
Crimes should have victims, POM (Possession of Marijuana) doesn’t.
Finally, it seems to be the unspoken truth among prosecutors that most under 30 have smoked weed in their liftetime. After all, most prosecutors did go to college.
If it’s good enough for George W. Bush to use and Bill Clinton to possess (but not inhale), it should be legal for everyone.
I’m sure this move puts me on some terrorist watch list but it’s the right thing to do.