Most drug usage and prostitution belong in the victimless crime category. Smoking pot and prostitution should not only be decriminalized they both should be legalized.
Indeed. I read an encouraging news report a few weeks ago, but then heard nothing further. The news item said that Connecticut (where I live) is considering not arresting and jailing pot smokers anymore simply because it costs so much. What a great outcome from the current financial mess!
I don't know the stats, but I bet if every drug user (not just pot) was released from jail today the savings to our legal system would be in the hundreds of million of dollars annually. Same for all the money wasted on arresting hookers and their Johns.
It cracks me up every time Sean Hannity and his ilk thump their chests while proclaiming the US is a great country because of our freedom. To me, real freedom means being able to smoke pot or snort coke or even shoot smack in the privacy of my own home without fear of prosecution.