“Tough on crime” politics means that it is important that more kinds of conduct be called crimes, with ever-harsher punishments. Does locking people up actually solve any of the alleged problems, even in theory? That’s beside the point:
The solution to the opioid crisis and fatal overdoses is to put people in jail for ingesting things that aren’t opioids and don’t produce overdoses. I am not a crackpot pic.twitter.com/WJQ5zeVdKZ— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) October 6, 2022
Well, making marijuana illegal does solve the problem of not enough people being in prison for having committed crimes. We must make more criminals if we are going to ever win the war on crime!
…and, of course, the more things you make illegal the more arbitrary searches that would otherwise be illegal you can perform!
remember when joe kennedy III literally said this out loud. like he said "oh, well, you can't legalize pot bc weed smell is such a great freebie reason cops can search your car" https://t.co/vQxdeAh38S— Josh Fruhlinger (@jfruh) October 6, 2022