My colleague at Metro State, Alex Padilla, provides solid commentary (on-line Denver Post) on a Colorado ballot issue, amendment 64, to decriminalize marijuana in Colorado.
Nicely done Alex. However as a small quibble from someone who has written on separating school and state, I am not sure that the measure “dedicates $40 million in revenue to fund school construction” is a real plus for the people of the state even though it is probably necessary to draw marginal support for a measure that in a free society should be a non-issue.
“The evidence is clear: as long as drugs are prohibited, everyone but drug producers and dealers will lose. Approving Amendment 64 is an important step towards reforming the nation’s drug laws …”