Kathleen Parker writes of Reefer Sanity in the Washington Post, and notes a shift that we’ve talked about here…
But the shift toward a more sensible national policy is no longer confined to the left. Nor is the long-haired stoner the face of the pro-pot lobby. Today’s activist, more likely, doesn’t have facial hair, but she does have kids.
Lately to the smallish conservative crowd, notably once led by anti-prohibitionist William F. Buckley, is Jessica Corry of Colorado, a married, pro-life Republican mom, soon to be “freedom fighter of the month” in High Times magazine.
Recent partakers undoubtedly will have to rub their eyes for a double take when they spot Corry, who spoke last month at a NORML conference (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) in San Francisco, wearing an American flag lapel pin, a triple strand of pearls and a gold marijuana leaf pin.
Another day, another stereotype in the dust bin.
We noted that the recent Gallup Poll showed a 12 percentage point increase in support for marijuana legalization among women from 2005 to 2009. Recent articles in Marie Claire and Elle have talked about the successful female pot smoker.
And yes, mothers have power.
There’s nothing like imagining one’s own children as “criminals” to put irrational laws in perspective.
Kathleen Parker finishes by going back to the first prohibition…
In 1929, the Women’s Organization for National Prohibition Reform led the movement to end alcohol prohibition. Might women lead the next revolution in personal autonomy?
Fine with me.