The Tuesday general election brought approval of several statewide ballot measures rolling back the war on drugs.
In September, I wrote about ballot measures up for consideration in the election that would liberalize drug laws in Washington, DC and the states of Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, and South Dakota. Here is an update: In each state and Washington, DC, a majority of voters approved drug war rollbacks on Tuesday.
Jacob Sullum, in a Wednesday article at Reason, provides details regarding approval of these ballot measures. He begins his article as follows:
It may be days before we know who won yesterday’s presidential election, but by the end of the evening, it was clear that drug warriors had suffered a resounding loss. Across the country, in red and blue states, on both coasts and in between, in the Midwest and the Deep South, voters passed ballot initiatives that not only continued to reverse marijuana prohibition but also broke new ground in making drug laws less punitive and more tolerant.
Continue reading Sullum’s article here.
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.