There was no reported violence or pedophilia involved when both sides of the marijuana legalization debate met each other face to face earlier this week at an anti-legalization conference in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Instead both sides peacefully made their arguments, according to a report from the Daily Bulletin. Anti-legalization supporters made theirs in the comforts of an air-conditioned cultural center holding the National Marijuana Policy & Strategy Conference, while decriminalization advocates made their message outside to the public, with voices such as Lanny Swerdlow and StT guest contributor Diane Goldstein on hand.
“This is no different than the alcohol prohibition experiment that the United States of America imposed,” Goldstein said. “Alcohol prohibition didn’t eliminate drinking alcohol. They just tried to control the flow of the alcohol in how it was delivered and what we saw is that alcohol prohibition was an abject and total failure. The war on drugs has been an abject and total failure from my law enforcement experience of almost 22 years.”
This news comes much to the chagrin of organizers of the conference, who earlier before the event issued a notice to attendees warning them of a "hostile pot crowd" and a protest organizer supposedly being investigated for child pornography.