Tuesday, June 7, 2011

CT takes a significant step in reducing the harm of our counter-productive "War on Drugs"

House gives final legislative approval to marijuana decriminalization bill - Capitol Watch:


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'Final approval of this legislation accepts the reality that the current law does more harm than good - both in the impact it has on people's lives and the burden it places on police, prosecutors and probation officers of the criminal justice system,'' Malloy said in a statement emailed to reporters moments after the vote was tallied.
It's not just a silly stoner issue for hippies. Prohibition is shit. The "War on Drugs" is a failure. This isn't full legalization, but it's a step in the right direction.  Malloy says it himself:
"Let me make it clear - we are not legalizing the use of marijuana. In modifying this law, we are recognizing that the punishment should fit the crime, and acknowledging the effects of its application. There is no question that the state's criminal justice resources could be more effectively utilized for convicting, incarcerating and supervising violent and more serious offenders,'' Malloy said.

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