Amendment 64, will reason or blind conservatism prevail?

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By Travis Kelly

Up for our vote in November here in Colorado, Amendment 64 would do two immensely sane and beneficial things: 1. Re-legalize marijuana and regulate it just like alcohol. 2. Make the growing of industrial hemp crops legal again.

In the 1930s, the folly of alcohol prohibition was finally recognized, and repealed. The folly of marijuana prohibition is now finally being recognized by a wide spectrum of studied professionals in the universities, medical schools, and on the front lines of law enforcement. In the debate about how to conduct our wars in the Middle East, it is often said that we should “listen to what the troops on the ground say.” So should we now in the longest war in our history -— The War on Some Drugs…

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