Thursday, November 8, 2012
Laws depend on the populace voluntarily complying with the law. That isn't going to happen anymore in these two states. The Federal Govt. hasn't got the jail and prison space to lock up offenders and both states know that. Once you have more than about 3% of any given population ignoring a law it becomes impossible to enforce. Don't believe it? Do the math and see how much jail and prison space would have to be built to lock up all the violators. Backing up before prisons become overrun with marijuana violators the courts would become clogged and brought to total gridlock.
It will be interesting to see how the Obama Justice Department deals with this turn of events in Washington and Colorado. THE GUARDIAN has long advocated that marijuana be decriminalized, taxed and sold at the local 7-11's and other retail outlets.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 8:52 PM