Columnist George F Will said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos that the country is “probably in the process now of legalizing marijuana.” Sadly his conservatism came to the fore when he likened the legalization of weed with prostitution but, that slip aside, he’s probably right. And the four separate ballot papers currently circulating in the state are likely to lead to a showdown with law enforcement groups – who are equally as vocal in their opposition to marijuana legalization.
At least seven California cities have formally declared marijuana a low priority for law enforcement, with ballot measures or legislative actions. In Los Angeles, some 800 to 1,000 dispensaries of medical marijuana are in business where consultants offering public relations services. They even offer “canna-business management!”
What are your thoughts? Do you think law enforcers should be involved in law making? What about ‘jobs for the boys’ that might be under threat should legalization become a reality?