Good luck to the new initiative to legalize marijuana in Nevada. And by that we mean: You’ll need it. In 2002, Nevada voters turned down a similar proposal by a clear 60 percent to 40 percent vote. It didn’t win support in any county.
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance and a leading critic of the war on drugs, is grateful to Ernest Istook. So is Joseph White, founder of Change the Climate, “an organization of parents and business executives who believe that current marijuana laws are harmful to our children and far too expensive.”