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November 11 2012

As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war?


Last week was a momentous week, the beginning of the end, perhaps, of a national depravity the "war on drugs". The voters of Colorado and Washington passed measures to legalise marijuana, amounting to local shifts, for the moment. So we shouldn't delude ourselves that the country will be transformed overnight, but the public thinking, the public spirit is being transformed. Finally, there is a growing realisation that this "war" has produced nothing but a legacy of failure. And who wants to be associated with failure?

Note: See White House petition to Remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and allow the states to decide how they want to regulate it.

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