by Patrick Appel
Thoreau is saddened by them:
Regarding the marijuana ballot measure, it appears that support is strong among whites and opposition is strong among minorities. At first this surprised me, given that minority communities are the ones most impacted by the insanity of drug enforcement. On the other hand, that sort of thing cuts both ways. If prohibition exacerbates the pathologies associated with drug abuse, then the least advantaged communities that are impacted the most by prohibition will understandably have the most negative view of drugs.
A guide to dueling polls on the proposition here.