09 November 2012

Šta sve možeš u Denveru...

Sad možeš još jednu stvar.

Naime, u utorak je, pored izbora, u Americi održana i gomila referenduma. Verovatno najzanimljiviji rezultat je legalizacija marihuane (ne samo u medicinske svrhe) u Koloradu i državi Vašington. Evo šta na tu temu kaže Radley Balko (čiji blog treba da prati svako koga imalo zanima američko krivično pravo):

Whether or not Obama respects the wishes of voters in Washington and Colorado is really only relevant in the short term. I’m now convinced that we are finally winning the long game. I mean Jesus, medical marijuana just barely lost in Arkansas. I guess what I’m getting at here is that spending the last several months reading and writing about just how insane things were at the height of the drug war made me particularly aware of just how magnificent Tuesday night was. The tide is turning. It isn’t often easy to find reasons for optimism when you cover these issues day in and day out. Seeing outright legalization pass in two fairly large states—there’s no other way to interpret that as a sign that we are slowly returning to sanity. This would have been unthinkable 10 or 15 or 20 or 25 years ago.

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