According to an anti-drug advocate in California, conservatives
are beginning to support marijuana legalization because they feel
the war against drugs has failed.
The Associated Press reports that marijuana backers are
trying to court conservatives in the race for legalization efforts
in Colorado (Initiative 502), Oregon (Measure 80), and Washington
(Amendment 64) -- three states that will see pro-pot measures
on their November ballots. Marijuana supporters claim legalization
is truly becoming a nonpartisan issue, as well-known conservatives
are now on their side.
Lambert, an author and pro-family activist, weighs in on the
"I believe we're losing conservatives because amongst the
conservative rank, there are a lot of people who feel that the war
on drugs has failed and that we spend a lot of money and time and
resources on trying to enforce drug laws," he offers.
"What they fail to understand is of the money that's being spent
out there to enforce the law, only two percent is used to, in fact,
educate and to speak against the dangers of drugs in the form of
Former presidential runner Tom Tancredo (R) and libertarian
presidential candidate Ron Paul both now back legalization efforts.
Likewise, televangelist Pat Robertson has announced his support for
Lambert, in contrast, feels the negative consequences and
ramifications of legalization far outweigh those arguments -- and
he directs individuals to MarijuanaHarmsFamilies.com for details
supporting his stance.