There are parts of this country that would never even have seriously discussed legalization, but that’s changing…
Politicians may soon have to take marijuana legalization seriously – Kansas City Star
In our area, the chances of overturning marijuana laws by legislative action seem remote, for now. Itâ€™s a tough vote for a politician in an election year.
But change is coming, just the same. Like the dispute over same sex marriage, the publicâ€™s attitudes about legal pot appear to be outpacing the views of the legislators they elect.
â€œWeâ€™ve had 80-plus years of failed policy, billions of dollars wasted and untold numbers of lives ruined in the name of controlling a substance that is no more harmful (and probably less so) than alcohol,â€ one emailer wrote this week. â€œThe Colorado approach is a sane, sustainable policy option.â€
State lawmakers will be getting more letters like that, from clear-eyed voters.