One thing about us Americans: It may take us a long time, but eventually we come to our senses.
Look at support for the death penalty. It’s dropped dramatically in the last ten years, from over 80% to less than 50% today.
Or gays in the military. As recently as Bill Clinton’s time, it was taboo. Today, it’s the law of the land.
And we now see the same big change with marijuana. In 1970, only 12 percent of Americans thought it should be legalized. Today, a stunning 50 percent, a record-high, are for legalization of pot.
And, why not? It’s the third most popular recreational drug in America, after alcohol and tobacco. Both of them are legal. So why not pot?
Plus, nobody can seriously argue that marijuana is a gateway drug, anymore. There is simply no evidence to support that old wives’ tale. A pothead is a pothead, forever.
In California, marijuana today is the number one cash crop. Bigger even than grapes. It’s big in many other western states, too.
So we might as well recognize that marijuana is here to stay, legalize it, tax it, and make money on it.
That’s my parting shot for today.