The title says it all. This is long overdue, but this may be the grain of sand that finally starts an avalanche. How many lives have been ruined by insane marijuana laws? How many lives spent in prison?
Although the Republicans in the House will never never ever agree to decriminalize pot, the President can act alone on this as he can on so many other issues. 'All' he needs to do is change the emphasis on enforcement for the DEA, Justice Department, and Federal law, on WHICH laws they should concentrate on, and the wall will come tumbling down. We all know there is selective enforcement of all sorts of laws. All the Feds have to do is stop wasting money and resources on Federal marijuana law enforcement, concentrate on crimes against persons, tax avoidance, etc., and we will see the end of an era.