IGNORED FOR 39 YEARS the recommendation made to President Nixon nearly four decades ago seems closer than ever to being enacted. "The modern debate over the decriminalization of drugs in the United States can be traced to the spring of 1972. That March, a commission appointed by President Nixon to review America’s drug policy and led by former Pennsylvania governor Richard P. Shafer made a shocking recommendation: Marijuana should be decriminalized. Simple possession, Shafer’s commission recommended, should no longer be an offense and the “casual distribution” of small amounts of pot for no, or little, remuneration should be decriminalized as well. Nixon was livid. Even before the report was published, the president vowed not to loosen penalties for pot possession." Nixon, easily the most reviled politician of the last half sentury, set the tone for a flawed and failed drug policy that has destroyed more lives than it has saved. It's time to decriminalize marijuana.no comments
"MAHWAGE IS WOT BWINGS US TOGEDER TOODAY"* Steven F Taylor points out that Hugh Hefner is engaged to a playmate 60 years younger than he is. How quaint. His zinger is worth the click-through.
Meanwhile, a trend forms that everyone should have seen coming. Expect it to make landfall in the States sometime in the first half of the coming decade.no comments