The New Politics of Marijuana Legalization: Why Opinion is Changing | Brookings Institution

Surveying a wealth of new data on public attitudes toward marijuana legalization, E.J. Dionne, Jr. and William A. Galston explain the forces and limits behind the trend toward legalization. They seek to answer the following: Will America see the emergence of a broad pro-legalization consensus, or rather of a durably divisive cultural disagreement?

Source: The New Politics of Marijuana Legalization: Why Opinion is Changing | Brookings Institution

 

Opinions on Cannabis are changing rapidly. We are all at an interesting point in history when the effects of the information age are beginning to filter down to effect the lives of all Americans. The lies of the drug war do not stand up to scrutiny when people have information at their fingertips via the internet. So eventually the more rational argument floats to the top in this new age of information. There will always be propaganda but now the lies of the past are becoming exactly that… The lies of the past. Truth is inevitable? New understandings and developments in history and the archaeological record, Social justice campaigns like Black Lives Matter, cannabis legalization efforts throughout the nation, religious or spiritual awakenings and reforms, are all results of the so many ideas being able to be shared so quickly through communities large and small. Will our culture change? The answer is yes.

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​Is Police Corruption Inevitable in the War on Drugs? | VICE | United States

The black market for drugs creates all sorts of twisted incentives for agents of the law.

Source: Is Police Corruption Inevitable in the War on Drugs? | VICE | United States

More evidence for the immorality of the Drug War. If you are wondering why so many politicians and others still want a drug war, perhaps this helps explain it more.