Is it time to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota? The answer may be yes, but when and how it is done in Minnesota is a critical issue.
In many ways, the time is more than ripe. Twenty-five years ago I was among the first to argue for decriminalization of drug use. In "Rethinking Drug Criminalization Policies" (Texas Tech Law Review, 1993). I argued that the then-three-decade-long war on drugs had failed miserably and that it was time to shift away from a drug policy that criminalizes its use to one that treats it as a public health problem.
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