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Group buys NYT ad thanking Washington, Colorado for legalizing pot

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nyt pot adAn ad purchased by the Drug Policy Alliance in Thursday’s New York Times thanks the voters of Washington and Colorado for approving measures to legalize marijuana.

Here is the text from the ad:

80 Years After the End of Prohibition, Prohibition is Finally Coming to an End

Voters in Washington and Colorado made history on Election Day when they voted to legally regulate and tax marijuana. Their votes signaled the beginning of the end for the costly and unjust war on drugs.

Thank you to the citizens of Washington and Colorado.

The Drug Policy Alliance is especially proud of this milestone, as we worked for years to make this historic day happen.

We’d also like to thank: President Bill Clinton for acknowledging the drug war’s futility and failure; President Jimmy Carter and Pat Robertson for saying it’s time to legalize marijuana; Governor Christie for calling the drug war a failure and Governor Cuomo for working to end New York’s racially discriminatory marijuana arrest crusade; Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank for introducing the first bill to end federal marijuana prohibition; Presidents Santos (Colombia), Pérez Molina (Guatemala) and Mujica (Uruguay) for breaking the taboo on alternatives to drug prohibition; and, most of all, our many allies around the world for demanding no more drug war.

We strive for the day when drug policies are no longer motivated by ignorance, fear and prejudice but rather by science, compassion, fiscal prudence and human rights, with education and treatment available for everyone. Help us fight the good fight by making a tax deductible donation.

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  • Rachael

    I would buy it as well… People illegally make and sell moonshine, but most people still go buy liquor from a store. I think based on that, over time, most pot smokers would go buy it legally. One common side affect of use is paranoia, not wanting to get into trouble alone when you have the option of buying it legally would drive many potheads to buy legally.

  • Guest

    "are these people eally STUPID enough…" You're the worst troll ever. Once legal the price will come down, along with some of the violent cartels, marijuana is 60% of their business. A LOT more people would have a plant or twelve in their backyard vegetable garden. Many jobs would open up for those who would like to grow hemp also, which has 1001 uses. The people of the state could save money not having to feed and house non-violent 'criminals' who have been arrested simply for possessing a plant or flower. I also hear (from first hand 'experimenters') that pulverizing and ingesting the seeds of marijuana has anti-cancer benefits.