Steven Greenhut on What the Pot Legalization Wins Mean for the Pro-Freedom Agenda


When it comes to real political change, writes Steven Greenhut, the people almost always are light years ahead of the politicians, most of whom are so worried about re-election that they take only carefully crafted positions that appeal to their core constituencies.

That fact was particularly evident earlier this month when the states of Washington and Colorado passed, with strong majorities, measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Voters ignored the hysteria of Republican and Democratic politicians and did the right thing.