Friday, February 26, 2010

The First City in America to Criminalize Marijuana Passes Resolution Criticizing Drug War

This is really a sign of the times. Decriminalizing Marijuana is becoming more acceptable to Americans everywhere. Even in Texas, as this article points out, where they’ve had draconian laws about even having a joint since it became illegal in the dark old days of ignorance.


The El Paso city council has gone on record as condemning current US drug policies and demanding a shift to a smarter, more humane approach to drug sales and use.

"It was the first city council a hundred years ago that passed the first resolution forbidding the use of marijuana. One hundred years later we've come full circle, and now we're debating 100 years of a failed policy." - University of Texas-El Paso political science professor Tony Payan

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