And those who advocate ending the prohibition against it say anti-marijuana laws are getting more and more difficult to justify.
Actually those laws are impossible to justify in an uncorrupt society, simply because there has never been literally any concrete (credible) evidence proving we live in even a slightly more “drug free” America as a result of spending (wasting) many billions of taxpayer dollars (now annually), while demonstrably ruining to varying degrees the lives of millions of non-violent citizens, and while the fact is no experimental science concludes any harm from moderate cannabis use.
“Science” (which outrageously leaves out critical factors such as intake method comparison, precise intake amount, and strain differential) against cannabis still only goes so far as to suggest (not conclude) that “heavy use” or abuse (not use) may/can (not does) cause harm, while disclaiming much more research is needed to validate even those suggestions unethically turned into tough-talking affirmations to demonize this plant and its users for the sake of sanctioned thuggery in the “land of the free”.
Finally we have the Commerce Clause (i.e. “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes”), which was illegally judicially redefined several decades ago (still without just remedy today) to allow Congress to regulate any activity (not just commerce) having a substantial effect on commerce (a severely gross expansion of government power by “magical” word tweaking).
Your thought activity — which literally determines all of your buying and selling decisions — always has that effect, so Congress (according to the consistent rational application of corrupt law) has authority to regulate your thought activity in the “land of the free” — an approaching technological capability for some reasonably soon generation, but I digress.
Alcohol Prohibition (which was also illegal, since everyone has an unalienable right to liberty — clearly lawfully backed by the ninth amendment — to harmlessly enjoy a glass of wine with dinner) at least required a federal constitutional amendment. There are two of those amendments — one began it, and one ended it for basically the same reasons that Certain Drug Prohibition (if you will) should never have even existed.
The Commerce Clause outrageously replaced that requirement (at least according to multiple Supreme Court cases), so Congress banned (not regulated) cannabis via judicial “interpretation” of that clause.
This is (and has always been) a slam-dunk case against Certain Drug Prohibition, but corruption (largely via hypocrisy) remains powerfully entrenched to govern “We the people”.
Certain Drug Prohibition epitomizes law abuse — logically the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction, and the form of abuse that our nation was constitutionally established to primarily prevent, but that righteous goal (inevitably necessarily backed by a genuinely unalienable right to liberty to prevent actual harm from law and beyond) was immediately ignored to instead empower pre-American conservatives across the political spectrum, so they can (and do) continue to define liberty to their liking (illegally) to this very day with no sign of anything but exacerbation to achieve continuous and severe national degradation.
Drug abuse (clearly distinct from use, even according to the Controlled Substances Act, despite prohibitionists unethically swapping use and abuse merely for their demonizing convenience), which at least governmentally statistically affects the overwhelming minority of drug consumers (less than 1% of our population), is a health — not criminal — issue by any exercise of civility.
Drug prohibition addiction is ironically the real drug epidemic, and such prohibitionists are in serious need of a mature public intervention to immediately end the lies and theft needed to secure the prohibition fix — shamefully and hypocritically the macrocosm of the stereotypical heroin abuser.
We definitely need a lot more “home of the brave” in our “land of the free” right now.