Sunday, August 2, 2009

Medical marijuana in California

This Rolling Stone piece suggests pretty strongly that, at least in the Golden State, medical marijuana is a big step towards legalization.

My favorite bit:
I always say, 'Never compare yourself to the mediocre -- use the entrepreneurial drive to bring yourself to a higher level,' " says Daniel. "The biggest problem facing this industry right now is the stoner mentality."
I remember talking with one of my colleagues last fall before the election about the medical marijuana initiative on the ballot in Michigan. He was concerned about exactly the sort of scenario described in this article and was going to vote against the initiative. For me, it was this scenario that made me keen to vote in favor of it.