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Monday, March 09, 2009

Drug Policy Momentum?

There's been some talk of late around the drug blogosphere, and with drug policy non-profits, that we're reaching some sort of potential tipping point for drug policy reform. I tend to agree. You could say I'm cautiously optimistic. One major reason? This bill put forward in California to regulate and tax marijuana has recieved so much media attention (I can only speak for print, I don't watch too much TV news), that there clearly is an appetite for -- if nothing else -- a healthy discussion about drug policy. And it's not just pot either. Mandatory minimum laws have gotten a hard look at recently, with the best example being a possible end to New York's Rockefeller laws.

This isn't to say that we will see any kind of major change in the next couple years, or even the next decade; but for the last year it would seem that the discussion is becoming more mainstream. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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