“The people have spoken, the bastards” – Dick Tuck
A dillema has arisen in America, a country which can rightly claim to be one of the greatest democratic nations in the world.
“The Justice Department has a big decision to make” reports Carrie Johnson for NPR in relation to the fact a clear majority of people have voted in favour of the decriminalisation of cannabis. The article contains this silver bullet of truth, perfect for your average potheaded activist:
“on Election Day, more voters in Colorado and Washington cast their ballots for marijuana legalization than for President Obama”.
It’s a good extensive article which summarises the political power play now at work in the belly of the democratic machine. However it ends with the line: “Justice Department […] officials are reviewing the initiatives and […] for now, nothing has changed”. Read/listen to the full report here: Will U.S. Try To Snuff Out State Marijuana Laws?
I guess the question is, does Democracy trump Bureaucracy in the land of the free and home of the brave?
I think legal recerational cannabis use in the U.S. is now inevitable, what do you think?
In the real world I'm a freelance TV/radio presenter. I've worked for LBC, Kerrang Radio, The Bay, Edge Media TV, Hallam FM and The BBC.
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