Henry Rollins Supports Marijuana Reform
Singer, poet, public speaker, and talk show host Henry Rollins has joined the growing ranks of public figures who support ending marijuana prohibition.
Rollins is not a marijuana user, either. As more and more people realize that marijuana prohibition is a harmful failure, the myth that only potheads want to make it legal is continuing to fade into the hazy realm of reefer madness.
From a column he penned for last week’s LA Weekly:
Like millions of Americans, I have no interest in smoking marijuana but can’t see any reason to keep someone of age from lighting up.
I don’t think it is a “gateway” drug any more than alcohol. The behavior one has to engage in when utilizing a controlled substance — the sneaking around, the hiding of the stash, etc. — that could be a gateway to more devious activity, fueled by the resentment of authority that is potentially engendered. ….
The president and the attorney general could turn over a new leaf in America and leave all matters mary jane to the states as they see fit.