Matt Welch on the Prohibitionist Curse

For decades, all the way up to November 2010,
prohibitionists could rely on dismissive giggling and hand waving
any time the rest of us advocated legalizing drugs. And those
current or former pot smokers in or near power who should have
known better were often the ones leading the mockery. Matt Welch
says this is how prohibitionists and cowards alike avoided having
an argument: by playing to the insecurity of political elites who
were desperate to be taken seriously. 

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from Hit & Run

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