In perhaps one of the best domestic moves of his presidency thus far, President Obama yesterday signed legislation bringing tobacco products under the purview of the F.D.A.
I've never been a smoker and believe wholeheartedly that nicotine is a killer drug that should be banned outright. I understand it never will be, but regulating it via the F.D.A. is a tremendous step in the right direction.
Marijuana, on the other hand...it is not a killer drug and its medicinal use is well documented. The government should make it legal, regulate it via the F.D.A., and tax the hell out of it.
My hunch is we'd soon see a decrease in the drug dealer wars and a tremendous reduction of the federal deficit.