Prohibition is a big, dumb, and very expensive failure. It is brutal. It puts prejudice before people. The “war on drugs” is responsible for more death, destruction and despair than it has ever prevented. History has shown that prohibition creates far more problems than it solves. In the 21st century we should expect far better solutions from our policy makers and governments.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) cosponsored the The Small Business Tax Equity Act which would require marijuana businesses in states where it is legalized to be taxed similar to other small businesses. It would also remove restrictions on marijuana businesses to claim tax credits and deductions.
Backers of laws allowing marijuana use in California are girding for a possible political and legal battle against President-elect Donald Trump ’s pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions , a staunch foe of pot legalization.
As pediatricians and nurse practitioners who care for children, we are very concerned about the misperception that use of marijuana is safe. Consumption of marijuana is not safe, particularly for young people.