‘Marijuana Prohibition Has Failed Us’

When: Oct 15, 2012 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: CCU Beckman Center 180 S. Garrison St. Lakewood CO 80226

Tom Tancredo is a conservative, staunch -immigration activist, a 2010 Colorado gubernatorial candidate, a former US Republican congressman, and last week he took on another provocative title — marijuana legalization.  His thoughts in a nutshell:

I am endorsing Amendment 64 not despite my conservative beliefs, but because of them.

Throughout my career in public policy and in public office, I have fought to reform or eliminate wasteful and ineffective government programs. There is no government program or policy I can think of that has failed in such a unique way as marijuana prohibition.

Our nation is spending tens of billions of dollars annually in an attempt to prohibit adults from using a substance objectively less harmful than alcohol.

Yet marijuana is still widely available in our society. We are not preventing its use; we are merely ensuring that all of the profits from the sale of marijuana (outside the medical marijuana system) flow to the criminal underground.  

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