West Coast Fighting Back against Drug Prohibition

From the Journal:

A push to legalize marijuana on the West Coast is picking up steam as Washington lawmakers and pot proponents in California and Oregon propose separate measures.

“We’re beyond a tipping point culturally,” said Roger Goodman, a Democrat representing Kirkland, Wash., and other Seattle suburbs in the Washington legislature who co-authored the legalization bill, known as HB 2401. “Now we’re at a point where we’re figuring out the safest way to end prohibition.”

The news on the drug prohibition has been quite good recently. Maine and New Jersey have legalized medical marijuana and the federal government will no longer prosecute medical users. But we still have a lot of work to do. As Jeffrey Hubbard just posted, complete legalization isn’t in reach yet.

If you’re interested in educating yourself on this topic, see Students for Liberty’s Webinar on the topic, featuring Harvard Professor Jeffrey Miron.

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