'Prohibition Has Never Worked'


In an article on the "obesity epidemic" last week, The Washington Post reported that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson rejects the idea of requiring schools to ban high-calorie snacks and drinks. "I don't want to start banning things," Thompson said. "Prohibition has never worked."

I'm glad Thompson has seen the light on prohibition. Still, the concern about obesity does suggest a new argument for banning marijuana: Imagine how much we'd be eating if everyone were stoned all the time. We'd have a munchies epidemic.

[Thanks to David Boaz for the tip.]