Asked about marijuana, Palin said: “If we’re talking about pot, I’m not for the legalization of pot. I think that would just encourage our young people to think that it was OK to go ahead and use it…However I think we need to prioritize our law enforcement efforts. If somebody’s gonna to smoke a joint into their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems we have in society…and not concentrate on such a, relatively speaking, minimal problem we have in the country.”
Okay, well she did not go far enough. She did not support the outright legalization of pot. I have made my position clear. I don’t smoke it (anymore) and I would never suggest that anybody start now. But we are freakin adults. We should make the rules issues that there is no real controversy. Who the fuck are the politicians to say that we can’t smoke harmless pot?
Back to Palin. There is no upside for her to voice support decriminalization. Her natural constituency is probably going bonkers that she is “soft” on “the war on drugs.” But you notice you never see national politicians come out in support of de-criminalization. Barry Soetoro almost did, but then he apparently got cold feet. You know that there must be many out there who privately favor doing so. And you know that many of them actually partake of the evil weed. They just don’t have the balls to say it.