Two headlines perfectly sum up everything wrong with American drug policy

Congress and the Justice Department have largely played a "wait and see" game when it comes to the application of federal laws to state drug policy
The Washington Post (US)
Monday, March 2, 2015

two-headlinesTwo stories published last week perfectly sum up the state of American drug policy. On Friday, Colorado released its first annual report on the state of the marijuana industry, which sold 17 tons of weed worth $700 million last year. That same day The Daily Beast reported on the case of Fate Vincent Winslow, a homeless man who in 2008 sold $20 worth of weed to an undercover cop and is currently serving a life sentence for it.