Wednesday, November 15, 2006
San Francisco is quite the city, isn't it? Too bad the housing prices are ridiculously high and that the city is prone to earthquakes. The title of the article is a bit misleading - SF isn't actually "decriminalizing" marijuana, but rather making it a low priority for police and the prosecutor's office (assuming they agree to cooperate). What this will do is create a grey area, where marijuana is still illegal, but the law is not enforced. Similar to Virginia's laws on cohabitation and sodomy? Or better yet, Alabama's law outlawing interracial marriage? Further, SF can't do anything about the Feds, who I presume will simply step up their own federal drug enforcement efforts. It should be interesting to see how this all turns out.