POLITICS
07/26/2014 05:59 pm ET

New York Times Editorial Board Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana

OLIVER BERG via Getty Images

It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.

The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.

Read more on The New York Times

Subscribe to the Politics email.
How will Trump’s administration impact you?

CONVERSATIONS