I understand what Jimmy is arguing here about how we can make something illegal, yet not enforce it without actually breaking the social compact (his example is speeding, which everybody who owns a car does). I just don’t agree with it when it comes to pot. There’s money in pot; if you have some, you can usually sell it. Which is my clumsy way of noting that there’s an economic factor when it comes to the War On Some Drugs; and when money comes into something, well, that complicates matters.
Personally, if it was up to me I’d make pot legal for over-21s and not-quite-literally crucify anybody caught selling or giving it to a kid, or using it while operating heavy machinery (explicitly including cars and military equipment). That’s more or less what we do with booze, and the Republic seems to have survived thus far under that particular regulatory regime. Of course, it’s not up to me: it’s up to Barack Obama and Joe ‘BFD’ Biden, so I guess that the potheads are more or less stuck for right now.
Hey, don’t blame me. I voted for THAT WOMAN, remember?