Hit & Run

Matt Welch on Why Easing Up on Pot Prohibition Is Obama's Last Gasp at a Legacy

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All hope and audacity aside, the math of second-term presidential power is pitiless. Americans tire of the bully at the pulpit, same-party congressmen lose their fear of breaking ranks, and the media turns its attention to the next presidential contest. That's why as Obama's potency dwindles, writes Matt Welch, the president should ease up on pot prohibition. It's his last shot at a positive legacy.