Ethan Nadelmann, head of the Drug Policy Alliance told crowds over the weekend we have reached "the marijuana policy reform tipping point". Huffington Post reports:
" Because of what Colorado and Washington did and what Uruguay is going to do," Nadelmann said, ... "And we've hit the tipping point because 58 percent of our fellow citizens say it's time to legalize marijuana," Nadelmann said to applause from the conference audience. ... He added that if the U.S. is at a tipping point with marijuana then "we're only at a turning point when it comes to mass incarceration in America." "We have, in America, been truly exceptional," he said. "Nobody in the history of democratic society has locked up fellow citizens in the way we do. Nobody has. Nobody has locked up black people the way we do. Nobody did these sorts of things." "I am fighting so that America becomes average."