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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Marijuana does not impair driving like alcohol does.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    Washington (AFP) - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

    The prestigious publication said pot laws disproportionately impact young black men and that addiction and dependence are "relatively minor problems" -- especially when compared with alcohol and tobacco.

    "It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished," the newspaper said.

    "It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol. The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana."

    Noting that the editorial board reached its conclusion after much discussion, The Times described the social costs of marijuana laws as "vast."

    New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    This is a no brainer of course. Note that the comments that follow the article are nearly 100% in favor of legalization.
    If it hasn't been posted already, here's the link to the actual articles, which will come out one every few days.
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