Over at Consumer Affairs I have a slightly tongue-in-cheek but mainly serious
piece up discussing possible problems with imminent marijuana legalization:
American anti-drug laws (or, rather, those who enforce them) have long
since abandoned the quaint old notion of “innocent until proven
guilty”—if there’s any illicit plant matter in your vicinity, cops
automatically assume you are, at minimum, Pablo Escobar 2.0 [....] terrorizing innocent families and murdering their pets is a small price to pay in exchange for making marijuana slightly more difficult for determined smokers to buy.