Legalize It!

06.23.11 Bucky Turco

That’s the message two brave member of Congress are taking to The Hill on Thursday when they introduce a collabo bill that would end the “the federal war on marijuana” and allow the states to decide whether they want to tax and regulate it. The cosponsored legislation by Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul basically does for weed, what the Twenty-first Amendment did for alcohol about 78 years ago, when Prohibition ended.

Although it probably won’t pass—the country and its respective law enforcement agences are still too juvenile to enact grownup-style laws of this magnitude—it should make for cringeworthy debates on the House floor and truly test just how “states rights” the Republicans really are.