I don’t expect my DA to be a drug-legalization advocate, but I expect a certain amount of honesty, logic, and reliance on evidence. Leone’s statements on marijuana are void of those. He’s just demonstrating that he is an aggressive drug warrior and will use fear and propaganda to pursue that agenda.
I’m embarrassed to say that I voted for Leone a couple weeks ago – I just checked the box for him in that uncontested election. I won’t make that mistake again.
The problem isn’t decriminalization, the problem is that many of us, but especially our law enforcement officials, refuse to be adults and conclude that our War on Drugs has been a miserable failure and react accordingly.