Dave Winer (who unlike Al Gore really DID help invent the Internet) posted this today. Looking at the hypocrisy of the world, I find little to disagree with in Dave's post, though it gets a little gamey in one spot.
Give it a read here
Medical pot got through through too very difficult treatments for cancer and a related infection. While I seldom go near it today, I credit medical pot with helping me get back to work more quickly without a lingering opiate addiction in 2001 and 2005.
Michael's pot was not medical, I know. But we let our athletes drink beer and coffee, what's the harm in smoking something which you can't OD on, is not addictive, and actually helps the body handle pain and fatigue.
I agree with Dave that it's time for us to lose our hypocricy about marijuana. We need legalization now and we need to free the people in prison whose only crime was smoking a doobie.
OR, perhaps we should start cramming beer-drinkers in jail too.