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Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot

Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:01 PM
The thing is, before the Progressive Movement of the early 20th Century took hold, both alcohol and marijuana were legal. They banned both, and only one got re-legalized so far. I don't mind, if you use intoxicating materials, PROVIDED that you do not affect me directly or indirectly. I don't want you driving a vehicle and crashing into me, nor do I want to pay for your rehabilitation when you get in trouble.

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.

Something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, familiarity is breeding tolerance.

The cases before the Supreme Court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act...