Efforts to Relax Pot Laws Gain Momentum

From AP story...  I hope the headline is right.

Jun 10, 1:24 PM EDT

Efforts to relax pot rules gaining momentum in US

Associated Press

 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Catharine Leach is married and has two boys, age 2 and 8. She has a good job with a federal contractor and smokes pot most every day.


Once consigned to the political fringe, marijuana policy is appearing on legislative agendas around the country thanks to an energized base of supporters and an increasingly open-minded public.

We could safely produce, distribute and tax this medicine just as we do schedule 2 drugs or even treat it as schedule 3 with less control. We'd spend billions less on prisons and law enforcement. We'd gain taxes and jobs from production and distribution - and more importantly, people in pain would have one more option that at least appears to have fewer negative side effects than today's common narcotics.