Marijuana Midterms 2014: #LegalizeIt

Let’s look at the “success” of the recent marijuana legalization in Colorado. The Centennial State has seen a 77 percent drop in marijuana prosecutions and a decrease in burglaries and robberies in Denver since Colorado legalized marijuana, according to the New York Times.

On the other hand, “success” isMedPotColorado also claimed by advocates of government intervention. The worry with that sort of “success” is the growth of government to enforce the regulations and taxes attendant with legalization. What are the implications behind the freedom movement’s advocation of marijuana legalization? Check out my recent article on reasons for ending marijuana prohibition.

Take the Brookings Institution. Brookings claims to be “the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank” in the U.S. Both Republicans and Democrats lean heavily on research from Brookings to validate their public policies. To the freedom movement, this is as revelatory as it is suspect. Click to the next page to learn why…