I do not often agree with my Senator, Rand Paul, but I do commend his efforts to reduce the federal minimum penalties for marijuana use.
He says using marijuana is a bad idea. As we know, he speaks from experience. I agree with him.
But he also thinks that marijuana use is not the sort of thing that should lead to a life-ruining arrest, either. I also agree with him about that.
Sen. Paul does not want to legalize marijuana. Here I do not agree with him. I believe marijuana, though foolish, is not worse than bourbon. I think it should be fully legal, fully regulated, and fully taxed.
But I am very glad to see Sen. Paul helping to create common ground with Democrats for some progress in Congress.