Friday, September 19, 2008

Palin's Pot Problem

Which is the same as many another politician.  Mainly, they smoke with impunity, while we go to jail.  At best, that's hypocritical, IMO.  Actually, the entire government's approach to cannabis is hypocritical, as well as insane and arguably criminal.  Now, I admire Sarah, and think highly of her.  Even so, she's not hardly perfect, and I consider this a bit of a blemish.

I also feel cannabis should be legal.  Period.  The complete article can be found at:

http://reason.com/news/show/128824.html

..."Although Palin's handling of the issue scores higher on the candor meter than Clinton's, she has the same difficulty reconciling her personal experience with her policy positions, a problem also shared by former pot smoker Barack Obama. None of them has a persuasive answer to the question of why other Americans should be arrested for something they did with impunity."...

..."According to figures released by the FBI this week, about 873,000 people were arrested on marijuana charges in the United States last year, a new record. Pot busts accounted for nearly half of the 1.8 million drug arrests; as usual, the vast majority, about 775,000, were for simple possession, as opposed to cultivation or sale."...

 

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