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Monday, October 26, 2009

United States "probably in the process now of legalizing marijuana."

Posted by Dan Savage on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:37 AM

So says George Will in what Raw Story is calling a "Walter Cronkite moment" in the war on drugs:

Appearing on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and longtime icon of America's political right declared that with President Barack Obama's new policy which respects the states right to allow medical marijuana, the United States is "probably in the process now of legalizing marijuana." He added that if there were to be a serious effort to fight the increasingly violent, powerful Mexican drug cartels, "you'd legalize marijuana," the sale of which provides the gangs the vast majority of their funding....

"We have legalized gambling in this country over two generations; it used to be considered a sin and a crime. We, with no national debate and no decision moment—we just did it—we legalized prostitution, as anyone who opens a telephone book and looks under 'escort' can tell you. And we may be doing... We're probably in the process now of legalizing marijuana."

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