Friday, May 08, 2009

Arnold's marijuana comments resonating

Whether it is Arnold Schwarzenegger's prominence or simply part of a process that has been building, largely invisible to the MSM and most politicians, his comment Tuesday that it is "time to debate" the hitherto taboo topic of marijuana legalization has picked up serious resonance. Here's a link to a pretty balanced and sober piece run on CNN's Anderson Cooper program and the New York Times' take. Also one on MSNBC and another on CNBC. More than at any time I can remember in the 30 years that I have spent (off and on, other subjects have demanded attention as well) pushing for drug legalization, I am beginning to feel as if this -- at least marijuana -- will happen before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

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