Linda Valdez, an editorial writer for the Arizona Republic, has drawn an interesting conclusion from watching Ken Burns' latest miniseries on Prohibition, which is now showing on PBS affiliate stations.
In a short item on Friday, under the headline "Learn from that disaster Prohibition," she starts with the assertion that medical marijuana is a sham. Then she concludes with the question, "Why don't we legalize and tax marijuana?"
Don't expect the entire editorial board of the Republic to join in that opinion anytime soon. Still, it is surprising to find that position expressed on the Republic's usually very conservative editorial pages