The New Politics of Marijuana Reform

MPP's Mike Meno nails it in this piece at Huffington Post. It's almost as if he's been reading my mind (or my blog). He's got some more great examples of how the surging marijuana policy debate is shaking up party politics this election season. Anyone who still doesn't understand that marijuana is no longer a third-rail political issue is in for some big surprises in the coming years, and possibly as soon as November.

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Regarding the politicians in

Regarding the politicians in Connecticut, both of whom have admitted to smoking cannabis: I think that anyone that admits to committing a federal offense should not be eligible for public office. If they want to make using cannabis a federal crime, which is a pretty serious thing in my book, then how can we have people in office who have committed this offense and openly admit it. If a candidate admitted to kidnapping or bank robbery, would they still get elected? Or even be eligible? As far as the feds are concerned (based on sentencing data), both are less serious than possessing cannabis.

Now that I think about it, shouldn't a sitting president admitting such a crime be grounds for impeachment?

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