New York Times Editorial Board calls for marijuana legalization
The New York Times Editorial Board called for the end of prohibition for a second time today, this time for marijuana.
It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.
The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.
We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws.
One of the most influential papers in the country has now added to the mounting calls for legalization, coupled with polls showing that a majority of the people in the U.S. support legalization.
Read their article in full here.
By: Stephen Carter