Shine On


A hundred years ago, in 1920, Prohibition was passed and 87 years ago today, it was repealed. One of our greatest constitutional follies was reversed. So, raise a glass to progress! But the march for progress must keep moving. This week the US House approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, marking for the first time that this institution has voted to end the prohibition of marijuana. While this bill’s prospects in the Senate look dim right now, the upcoming races in Georgia could change that. Even if that is not to be, the House’s action marks an important milestone. Neither the passage or repeal of Prohibition occurred without setbacks and the same is to be expected with marijuana. Today, most states permit the medical use of marijuana and many allow its recreational use too. The tide is changing, slowly, but inextricably. Change will come. It is now only a matter of time. 

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