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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

D.C. Moves Toward Permitting Medical Marijuana


“The D.C. Council is set to vote Tuesday on legalizing medical marijuana, thereby allowing the chronically ill — including those with HIV, glaucoma or cancer — to buy pot from dispensaries in Washington. Yet marijuana is already ubiquitous in many parts of the city, as demonstrated by federal surveys showing that Washingtonians’ fondness for weed is among the strongest in the country — and growing.” (Washington Post, Tuesday)

Government permission is not the same thing as individual freedom.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Re-legalization of Drugs” by Tibor R. Machan and Mark Thornton