Newly elected President Barack Obama now has a golden opportunity to address the issue of drugs in America. Colorado and Washingon became the first states to legalize use of marijuana for recreational purposes. These states decided to confront the reality that millions of Americans use marijuana, are tired of being harassed for using it, and want a new beginning on dealing with drugs. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice insists that marijuana is an illegal drug and will enforce anti-drug laws even if that means challenging states which disagree with this viewpoint.
Here is a golden opportunity for President Obama to turn things upside down. If he allows Washington and Colorado to experiment with a new drug approach this simply means he is respecting state rights. Latest Gallup reports indicate a majority of Americans accept legal use of marijuana. Barack: stand up for state rights and allow use of some drugs.