40 Years Later and Still in Exodus

40 years ago yesterday, the first Congressional Commission returned to Congress with the suggestion that marijuana should be decriminalized.  Today, only a few states have followed through.  Federal decriminalization remains elusive.  With the blatant hypocrisy in the prohibition of marijuana and legal status of alcohol, one must begin to ask deeper questions.  Who does it benefit to maintain the illegality of marijuana?  Wouldn’t taxing the plant be beneficial enough to outweigh the few health risks (far fewer than alcohol I might add)?  Perhaps the incarceration of hundreds of thousands-millions over time-of non-violent drug offenders benefits some in ways we often don’t see.  Is prison labor not the closest thing we have to slave labor these days??  Keep questioning

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