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George Will stepping up some more

After the recent appearance on ABC, where George Will mentioned that he thought legalization of marijuana is in process in the U.S., he has written a new column which is in papers all over the country: A bit of reality on drug use

It’s supposedly about Kerlikowske, but it’s broader than that. Not a whole lot that’s directly quotable, but Will’s quotes from The Economist magazine, and his references to tobacco and alcohol (along with failures of prohibition in various areas), make it clear that reform is the answer.

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5 comments to George Will stepping up some more

  • Dudeman

    Was I the only person who didn’t quite get Will’s message? I guess we should just be thankful he’s paying the WoD any attention at all.

  • No, I think you’re right, dudeman. He doesn’t really come out with a message. It’s his uncritical mention of certain items, along with his raised eyebrow style response to a Kerlikowske quote that, added up, say that he really supports something else. It’s the George Will style.

  • R.O.E.

    What it all comes down to is this, At some point cannabis will be legal,during the few few years of legalization there will be a ‘learning period’. A kind of ‘You can run around all day with a joint in your mouth’ thing. Kind of like people learned in the early 1900’s about alcohol.Can run around with a beer in your hand all the time.

    Well I guess you can have a beer in hand all the time,but really………

    I think forthe most part,people will do as they have with cannabis, enjoy in the comfort of home.

  • R.O.E.

    Correction:

    ….(this, At some point cannabis will be legal,during the first few years of legalization there….)

  • Ed Dunkle

    If a reactionary neanderthal like George Will is entertaining the idea of legalization, then things really are changing.

    I get the impression that a lot of pundits see the writing on the wall and don’t want to be left behind — their decades long endorsement of prohibition notwithstanding.