As happens whenever a political debate is exposed to the internet for too long, the discussion eventually turned to pot. Reich commented that, if he could repeal one U.S. regulation, it would be to legalize marijuana. He also mentions that, while at Oxford with fellow grad student Bill Clinton, they “didn’t inhale together.” This isn’t that surprising, considering Reich has supported legalization before, but it’s pretty funny to imagine him and Slick Willy lighting up together.
This labor day, Americans all over will celebrate by drinking alcohol, but those who celebrate with cannabis may face punitive drug tests at their job.
Legalizing marijuana should be on the list of Labor Day accomplishments, along with the 40-hour work week, weekends, safe working conditions, and health insurance.