Yesterday was the beginning of a new era in the seemingly endless war on drugs. David Lazarus in the business section column he writes for the LA Times brought up the idea that it was time to legalize the use of marijuana and tax the heck out of it the same way we do tobacco and alcohol. He then made it clear that this tax money would/should go towards setting up a single pay healthcare program for the state of California.
My suggestion to him was that we need to find a new vocabulary for this discussion if we really expect to be successful. Use instead of abuse for example. Today I am just starting to think about other possibilities.