Marijuana Campaign Refutes the Drug Czar
Drug Czar John Walters and a decriminalization advocate talk about a ballot initiative in Nevada that seeks to decriminalize possession of marijuana in quantities of less than one ounce.
Personally, I found the decriminalization advocate more credible. I’ve got serious concerns about decriminalization, but I find the ONDCP’s hysteria just as troubling as legalization advocates arguments that it’s harmless.
These things should be agreeable to any reasonable person on either side:
* Most people who use marijuana do so without problems.
* Some people will develop a problem. (Again, we tend to focus way too much on the drug when the brain of the user.)
* Early exposure to alcohol and drugs appears to be linked to higher rates of drug and alcohol problems.