Prohibition–Happy 74th Birthday
Today, PBS airs Ken Burns documentary, Prohibition. There aren’t many people who would argue we should go back to the bad old days of alcohol prohibition–crime was up but alcohol consumption didn’t go away.
Samuel R. Caldwell, became the first man to be arrested for selling marijuana. He spent two years in jail and died soon thereafter. How ironic that less than a year after alcohol prohibition was repealed, marijuana prohibition began. I wonder if this coming year, the 75th year of cannabis prohibition, will mark the beginning of the end of this stupidity.