In Defense Of Baby Steps
Al Giordano praises those who have worked to change the public's mind about pot:
This latest paradigm shift in US policy did not come about because some marijuana legalization advocates complained that medical marijuana reform wasn’t somehow “enough.” Of course it never was the final policy goal for so many that did the heavy lifting to make it so. But baby steps have now made an evolutionary leap forward toward the bigger change. Thus, this is a good moment to point out that the whining and Chicken Little tantrums of some others on that front had zero impact on making progress happen. Their method of complain and bark orders from the sidelines proved, once again, completely inconsequential and only served as annoying distraction from those doing the real work and organizing.