(2 of 6) It's painfully clear that most "conservative" opposition to drug policy reform stems from the misguided belief that this is a "liberal" issue (and should therefore be reflexively opposed). It's not. The drug war has been a bipartisan disaster. There's also an extremely tired "culture war" aspect to conservative opposition. "But only 'hippies' and 'leftists' like pot." Um... no, that's simply not true. And even if cannabis (or any other drug) is disproportionately enjoyed by "liberals," THAT'S NOT A PRINCIPLED REASON FOR CRIMINALIZING IT! It's also a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy. "Conservatives" might get a larger share of the "stoner" vote if the former group weren't so eager to arrest and incarcerate the latter.