Former Republican Colorado congressman and runner-up in the 2010 Colorado gubernatorial election as a Constitution Party candidate, Tom Tancredo, has created a bit of a stir by making a detailed case for the legalization of marijuana in his home state. In an op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Tarncredo writes “Prohibition has failed us:”
Throughout my career in public policy and in public office, I have fought to reform or eliminate wasteful and ineffective government programs. There is no government program or policy I can think of that has failed in such a unique way as marijuana prohibition.
Our nation is spending tens of