More than any other top ranking elected official in Kansas City history, Mayor Quinton Lucas has been at the forefront of efforts to decriminalize marijuana.
In August, Mayor Q's efforts culminated in an ordinance remove marijuana offenses from the municipal code.
There has been some opposition to these efforts as KCPD Chief Smith argues that the impact on public safety needs to be part of this conversation.
However, this week, the political zeitgeist seems to stand with the current 12th & Oak administration against weed prohibition.
And so we ask . . .
HAS MAYOR Q'S WEED POLICY BEEN PROVEN CORRECT BY THE HOUSE PASSING A HISTORIC WEED FREEBIE MOVE?!?
Sure, it's just a bill but we notice some surprising Republican support among younger lawmakers and a realization the weed prohibition simply hasn't worked as a matter of expensive and ultimately destructive public policy.
Moreover, weed is now more readily available than bubble gum and impractical enforcement of restrictions that NOBODY respects undermines confidence in the law overall.
Accordingly, the end of weed prohibition might by the only liberty granted by the Biden Administration as more fundamental American freedoms quickly disappear in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Check the links . . .
You decide . . .