Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Seattle Times -- Washington State should legalize marijuana

The editorial board of the Seattle Times called for the legislature to pass a bill to legalize marijuana. Not a particularly remarkable analysis.

But apparently it disturbs Seattle's former police chief, Gil Kerlikowske, now the White House "drug czar," who is flying to Seattle to argue the case against legalization, face to face, on March 4.

I hope that the Seattle Times videotapes the conversation and posts it for all to see. It would be fascinating to have a public examination of the evidence and arguments the Obama White House relies upon to support marijuana prohibition 39 years after President Nixon's Schafer Commission recommended marijuana decriminalization.

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