Federal cannabis legalization has never felt closer, even though the newly elected President of the United States has repeatedly voiced opposition.

Joe Biden first made his mark as a committed Drug Warrior in the 1980s, but lately there have been encouraging signs that his administration will pursue a far more public-health-based approach to drug policy.

Forcing someone convicted of cannabis possession to choose between rehab and prison makes no sense.

Biden himself seemed to accept the inevitability of cannabis legalization while on the campaign trail when, speaking off the cuff, he went so far as to say, “I think it is at the point where it has to be, basically, legalized.”

His official position, however, remains in favor of…

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