Growing marijuana instead of prisons January 06 2015, 0 Comments
Great story from marijuana.com about a jail that might be transformed into a marijuana farm. It's hard to imagine rationale people arguing this is a bad thing, especially when the people we're no longer locking up were simply non-violent drug "offenders".
In a related sign of the apocalypse, NYPD officers staged a protest (over people pointing out that some cops who actually do really bad things are bad and should be punished) by only making absolutely essential arrests. The result was a 95% drop in the arrest rate. So they stopped arresting for minor drug offenses and amazingly, New York City survived.
I think we can see the tide turning (finally!) on the decades-long and long-ago-lost drug war...