Face reality, legalize potSubmitted by joeneesima on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:07
Good information on marijuana criminalization history:
But some, even within his own party, thought Nixon was going too far by involving the federal government in personal, private behavior.
Composed almost entirely of anti-drug conservatives, this commission was expected to issue a report supporting Nixon's new policies.
However, that isn't what happened. When the commission released its report in 1972, it recommended, in particular, against the criminalization of marijuana, arguing as follows: "The criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use... the actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough to justify intrusion of the law into private behavior, a step which our society takes only with the greatest reluctance."
What happened to THAT government?
Kudos to Gary Johnson for having the guts to stand on the truth.