Spangle: Pot Legalization isn’t about Getting High

When someone tries to explain why pot shouldn’t be legalized I think to myself, “Grow up.” If you try to defend the societal and economic cost of marijuana criminalization has had on our society, you are out of touch with the realities of our criminal justice system. The felonies placed on young people for nonviolent offenses does more damage to our society than someone smoking a plant. This is especially true in the African-American community.

Mitch Daniels was busted with a shoebox or two of pot, and he turned out to be a productive member of society. Would

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