The marijuana legalization ballot measure is expected to make it onto the November ballot. Whatever else may happen, if this passes then 2010 will be a good political year, because it will be the year that the drug warriors suffer their worst setback ever. If this passes, criminal organizations will lose money. Police will receive fewer bribes. Fewer harmless people will go to prison. Police will have one less excuse to pull over a black man driving a car. (They’ll do it anyway, but they won’t be able to drag him to jail if they happen to find something harmless in his car.) And the propagandists will be revealed for the liars that they are if weed is legalized and the sky does not fall.
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