Of the three jurisdictions where voters approved marijuana legalization last week, Washington, D.C., is the smallest but the most symbolically potent. Jacob Sullum says the prospect of legal marijuana in the nation's capital presents a challenge to the Republicans who will soon control both houses of Congress: Will they respect democracy and local control, or will they insist that Washingtonians toe a prohibitionist line that is steadily disappearing?
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
Its rulers tried to cover up an epidemic, then declared war on their people to control it.