Pot Goes Legit: Jacob Sullum Shows What the End of Prohibition Looks Like in Colorado


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Normalizing a formerly criminal business is the avowed goal of Amendment 64 in Colorado, which declares that "marijuana should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol." Dutch officials like to say, regarding their policy of tolerating the retail sale of cannabis, that they made marijuana boring by making it legal. Jacob Sullum contends that the initiative in Colorado will succeed to the extent that it transforms a countercultural symbol into a capitalist commodity.