This is a little old, but I found it to be an interesting read and thought you might as well.
Steve Olson: Why I am No Longer a Republican (and never was a Democrat)
This event pushed me over the edgeá
My bright and promising 19-year-old nephew was a college Sophomore in 2005. In October of 2005, the local police arrested him for possession of psilocybin mushrooms.
When I first heard the news I thought, ‘shrooms — no big deal — he‰ll pay a fine — maybe do a few weeks in county jail — he‰ll learn a life lesson — it might even be good for him.
What I discovered over the next few months horrified me.