Quote of the Day 12/22/2014

“Conservatives can argue that Colorado’s marijuana laws inflict greater harm on Nebraska than, say, Virginia’s gun laws inflict on Maryland. The claim that the possible benefits of drug prohibition outweigh the enormous costs of imprisoning large numbers of people and bolstering organized crime by creating black markets is itself dubious. But even if it is true, the proposition that marijuana legalization is more dangerous than gun legalization is unlikely to persuade liberal federal judges, or even many moderate ones.”

-Ilya Somin, a Professor of Law at George Mason University, writing in the Washington Post that Oklahoma and Nebraska’s legal challenge to marijuana legalization in Colorado could set a dangerous precedent that conservatives are likely to regret in other areas (Source: http://wapo.st/1wW5AVA)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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