A reader writes:
Regarding the poor, put-upon government employee whose career path is "halted" because of prohibition: The law hasn't changed substantially in his lifetime (he's in his 30s) as far as basic legality/illegality. So there was no sudden, unforeseen illegality in his pot use.
It's a choice! It's a choice to smoke anything, legal or not. For an officer of the court (and government employee) to blithely decry his lack of career prospects since he daren't submit to a drug test or lie in an interview is just a little ridiculous. Lots of things are illegal; you can choose whether or not to respect the laws, or work to change them, if that makes you happy. But to complain that the choices you make limit your career path is pretty damn disingenuous.