A brave new day has dawned as Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use. It is too early to tell how the states will handle distribution and sales regulations, but I would assume the arrest and prosecution of casual users would end immediately. The passage of these laws by popular vote sends a clear message to our Federal Government, that we are a free people, free to make decisions about our own health and safety, free to live life on our own terms. It also sends the message to our leaders in DC that America is changing and they will have to change with it or face increasing opposition. A hostile response from The Feds will only serve to turn public opinion against marijuana prohibition. It will be interesting to see how they respond.
I have nothing but praise for the voters in Colorado and Washington for taking a stand for personal freedom. I have no idea how the next few years will play out, but I am wildly optimistic that we are seeing the beginning of the end of Federal marijuana prohibition. Please call or write to your Congressmen, Senators and President and tell them to get out of the business of trying to ruin people’s lives because of marijuana and let states regulate marijuana as they see fit. Then if we don’t like the state or local laws we could at least vote with our feet. Freedom of choice is good for America. Thanks again to the voters in Colorado and Washington.