Kevin Sabet teams up with The Heritage Foundation for more nonsense: The Marijuana Debate: Time for Reefer Sanity
Ironically, the Heritage site has a pop-up when you go there that asks you to agree that “Big Government is NOT the Answer”
This has always been a blind spot in The Heritage Foundation.
Itâ€™s time for Illinois lawmakers to move beyond state-sanctioned medical marijuana and, as they say, legalize it.
At least thatâ€™s according to four Chicago-area Democrats who hold elected public offices. The group held a press conference Monday at the Cook County building, calling for the state to decriminalize marijuana possession and â€” eventually â€” legalize recreational use of the leafy plant.
â€œThe main difference between the War on Drugs and Prohibition is that, after 40 years, this country still hasnâ€™t acknowledged that the War on Drugs is a failure,â€ Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey said, drawing a parallel with the outlawing of booze in the early 20th Century.
The officials are calling for a task force to study legalization in the state.
Radley Balko updates us on this story. If you haven’t watched the video before, it’s a pretty blatant documentation of abuse of police power in stopping and searching motorists.