03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

High Time!

Well, when even old George Will thinks Mary Jane is riding the Freedom Express, you know that national legalization can't be too far away. Or at least we'd like to think so. Aside from the obvious health benefits marijuana imparts, the reasons to normalize our consumption of the herb are legion, not least of which would be a sharp smack to the heads of those interested in killing other people to get it across our southern border.

Perhaps Breckenridge's insanely grassrooty, small towney, get big guv'ment off our backy vote will convince conservatives that weed deserves its fair shake in the constellation of legal goodies we now enjoy ... but, (yes, you saw it coming), I'm not holding my breath.