Thursday, November 05, 2020

Recreational drug use is a winner on election day (UPDATED WITH SAD NEWS)

 Lots of controversy still swirling... but one thing both sides agree on -- recreational drugs should be legalized.  Here's an article on BuzzFeed, titled: "The Real Winner of the Election? Drugs."

In New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota, residents voted to legalize recreational cannabis.

Mississippi and South Dakota voted to legalize the medical use of cannabis in-state. And, for the first time in US history, Oregon decriminalized hard drugs, like cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, and methamphetamine. The state also voted to legalize psychedelic mushrooms.

This is all to say that — despite the anxiety of not yet knowing who's been elected president by Wednesday — the country took historic and progressive steps in destigmatizing drug use and drug-related offenses.

 

UPDATE -- some very sad news -- Pat Trese has passed away.  He was only 50 and a really nice guy.  I just met him last week during a two-day zoom hearing in federal court.  Rumpole has more at his blog.  Awful news.  2020...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. RIP Pat.

Anonymous said...

Portlandia. Cocaine, meth, heroin. What coul go wrong?

Anonymous said...

Take it from me watching the last few days of election coverage while tripping was the way to go.