by David Downs
Kudos, Esquire Magazine guest blogger John H. Richardson, for further exposing professional Drug War hawk Paul Chabot. Your lengthy, detailed article well-synopsizes his arguments against legalizing pot in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, and shows how Chabot's heart is in the right place, but, he crazy.
"... a lot of research says prohibition of alcohol actually worked," Chabot informs Esquire and the known world.
"We try to fight back against the San Francisco values," Chabot states. ... "Bottom line, Chabot believes the fight against marijuana is a fight against evil itself," Richardson states.
In response, Richardson taps Norm Stamper, Seattle's former police chief: "We have spent many billions of dollars enforcing marijuana prohibition to essentially no avail. ... All it does is increase crime. There are 60,000 people dead in Mexico as a result of the drug war in the last five years, 50 to 70 percent of the cartels' profits are derived from marijuana, and it is a completely unregulated business — the cartels decide who they're going to sell it to and what price, and they don't give a damn if you're 15 years old."