Jacob Sullum on Pathetic Pot Prohibitionists


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On Monday, less than a week after Colorado's state-licensed marijuana shops began serving recreational consumers, the anti-pot group Project SAM thanked three public figures who "have galvanized our movement." One of them was Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair,The New Yorker, and The Daily Beast, whose contribution consisted of this insight, which she offered to her 75,000 Twitter followers last Friday: "Legal weed contributes to us being a fatter, dumber, sleepier nation even less able to compete with the Chinese." If this is what passes for smart commentary among pot prohibitionists, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, it's no wonder they're losing.