The true costs of prohibition should be measured not just by the billions of dollars spent for enforcement of drug laws, but the overall impact on drug consumption, crime, public health and unseen moral consequences.
"I pay taxes, I earn a living, I recycle, I am a good neighbor, and at the end of the day and at the end of work, I like to smoke a joint." A new campaign says it's high time that responsible pot smokers went public.
The DEA touched off a firestorm of protest this week when agents busted up a San Francisco medical marijuana club. Cannabis advocates call the busts a "direct assault" on California voters, who overwhelmingly support medical pot laws.