At the ripe young age of 94, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens is making national news by announcing that the U.S. federal government should legalize cannabis. In his new book Six Amendments, Stevens proposes six controversial changes to the U.S. Constitution that need to happen. Read more about this newsworthy advocate in this NPR article.
“In August 2013, the US Department of Justice elected not to sue Washington and Colorado over legalized marijuana and not to prosecute legal marijuana in those states.” (Southall, Ashley; Healy, Jack (August 29, 2013). “U.S. Won’t Sue to Reverse States’ Legalization of Marijuana”. New York Times.)