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N.Y. Times endorses marijuana legalization

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization.

The Times is also rolling out an interactive six-part series with more editorials discussing issues related to marijuana use. In the first interactive editorial, which turns the stars of the American flag into marijuana leaves as the user scrolls down, the editorial board argued that the ban on marijuana has caused “great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.”

“There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization,” the board wrote. “That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level.”


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Took em long enough

Now they're just following the trend.

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Big Bump. This is good!

Big Bump. This is good!

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This is huge

You beat me to it. Here is the link to the actual editorial.


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Yep, this represents a

Yep, this represents a serious crack in the prohibition wall. President Obama, Congress, time to tear down this wall!

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein