NEVADA GOING TO POT
If CNN has it right, the Nevada cannabis-legalization initiative is going to pass. It’s ahead 55-43 in the lastest poll, and the proponents have half a million dollars in the bank while the opponents are struggling to get their act together. The “no” side gets another bite at the apple; to become law the proposition has to pass again in two years.
This isn’t one more “medical marijuana” propositionI; it’s flat-out legalization of use and production. (Legalization as far as state law goes, that is; cannabis would still be illegal under Federal law.)
I wouldn’t have expected this, and don’t quite know what to make of it. Nevada is always a special case; still, this may suggest that attitudes about cannabis are softening in this country, as well as abroad, as fewer and fewer voters remember a time when the weed wasn’t part of the social scene.