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Patri Elsewhere

September 25, 2010

Patri has an article up at Reason on letting the states serve as experimental laboratories in social policy. He focuses on the de facto legalization of marijuana in California:

Now, any libertarian must raise a cup, pipe, vaporizer (or whatever) to finally seeing a little bit of progress in the demented War On People Who Use Some Kinds Of Drugs. Combined with the resurgence in research on medical uses of psychedelics—which often find positive benefits—it looks like this may be the beginning of a positive shift in America’s drug policy. Slow, partial, and late, but in the right direction.

Change, however, often causes backlash, and we need to be prepared with the right arguments to make sure that the right lessons get drawn from this experience.

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