The newest member of the HMJ Welcome Wagon is found in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal Gazette, where David Kolbe has written:
For many years there has been a “war on drugs” in this country. The phrase was itself a piece of propaganda authored by John Ehrlichman, President Richard Nixon’s assistant on domestic affairs. Integral to this “war” has been an extensive and expensive assault on a substantial portion of American society – people who use marijuana. Not only has it been wrong; it is a terrible failure.
Later Mr. Kolbe states: “I have dedicated more than 30 years of my life to the criminal justice system. . . I have seen the enforcement, prosecution and sentencing of those who smoke pot. . . and my opinion is that criminalizing those who use pot is wrong and is a waste of time and money. Rather than branding our citizens, this state should legalize, regulate and tax pot.”
HMJ says hello and welcome to Mr. Kolbe.
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