Not that he’s any more qualified to speak about legalization than anyone else, but he is a big name (and his statement is already getting some press).
Michael Douglas is urging U.S. government officials to consider legalizing the use of marijuana. […]
And the 64-year-old is adamant that making cannabis legal would boost America’s flagging economy and make the world more peaceful. […]
“I’m questioning it. We’re trying to get a lot of money for health and education and I’m wondering… you look at these gangs, and I look back at Prohibition. When we didn’t allow alcohol, what did we have? We had gangs. We had big gangs. It’s something that needs to be discussed a little more. It’s an economic issue and a violence issue.”