I always love reading Robert Sharpe. Such clarity in his writing, and he’s always able to hit all the important points in a way that is palatable to, and resonates with, those not in the reform community. Check out his OpEd in the Charlotte Observer.
Given that marijuana is arguably safer than legal alcohol — the plant has never been shown to cause an overdose death — it makes no sense to waste tax dollars on failed policies that finance organized crime and facilitate hard drug use.
Drug policy reform may send the wrong message to children, but I like to think the children are more important than the message.