Legalize marijuana at federal level, urge NYT editors


Legalize marijuana now, or face the kind of chaos of the prohibition era in the US, says none other than The New York Times. The newspaper lays out concrete reasons why all-out legalization is the best move.

“There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use,” the NYT wrote in a very straightforward website editorial.

“But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization.”

The newspaper lashed out at the 40-year-old law, which criminalized the plant, and which the Times believes to be “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, running their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.”

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