nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

More from the War on Drugs

The Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment (which would have taken medical marijuana enforcement from Feds, leaving it to the generally more leniant states) didn't pass. Actually, it got thumped pretty hard, 264 to 161, with most of the opposition coming from Republicans.

I'm pleased to say that my Representative--a Republican named Brady--was on the side of virtue and decency anyway.

It apparently did a little better than a similar amendment last year by about 13 votes.

Story at Drug War Rant.

I can't believe how long this is taking, though I suppose the civil rights movement and abolition could have given me a clue. I was arguing against the war on drugs back in the seventies. I think it took fifteen years for people to go from laughing at the idea to getting angry at the horrifying prospect of no war on drugs. At this point, the proportion that's against at least some of the war on drugs is up, and for those who aren't, it's more of a standard arguments dance.

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