3 thoughts on “Fluvanna Sheriff Seizes Marijuana”

  1. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s more likely to end up disappointing our UVA and high school students.

    Boy, if you go by what you read online, you’d think 95% of marijuana users were using it for medical reasons.

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of 21st century realpolitik. Since our public discourse has become so dominated by name calling and appeals to emotion, mere reason doesn’t have much of a chance. In the case of marijuana there’s a pretty good argument that outlawing it has done much harm and little good, as well as an argument that for government to “protect” free citizens from their own folly runs counter to the principles this country was founded on. But you can’t say that in public because, well, “Drugs are baaad, mmm-kay.”

    So, like every other political cause, the marijuana legalization movement dissembles. They pick out a fairly sympathetic group of people and show how marijuana relieves their pain. You don’t want to be responsbile for causing these people pain, do you? Only a true monster would want that. It’s a pretty transparent bit of name calling, just like 99% of the rest of political debate. Truthfully, it galls me, but at the same time I can’t really fault the marijuana advocates because it’s patently, painfully obvious that no other argument, no matter how well thought out, is likely to have the slightest effect.

    I tell you, some days it’s enough to make a fellow lose his faith in humanity.

    Anyhow, there’s a thoughtful article by Andrew Sullivan about the case for marijuana. It focuses mainly on medical marijuana, although many of the arguments could be applied to marijuana in general.


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