Biography/Memoir

Billionaire Charles Koch on why cannabis should be legal

As a staunch libertarian, he [states he] sees cannabis prohibition as a basic infringement on personal freedom, as well as a destructive public policy that adds to America’s mass-incarceration problem… looks to a 19th-century French economist for wisdom. “For a law to be respected,” Koch says, paraphrasing Frédéric Bastiat, “it must be respectable.”

Koch is not alone in his view. Nearly 70% of Americans now believe cannabis should be federally legal. Currently, 18 states allow for adult use and 37 have legalized medical marijuana… more than anything, Koch sees marijuana legalization as the beginning of the end of the federal war on drugs… The U.S. should have learned from the “nightmare” of alcohol prohibition a century ago, he says.

Original Article (Forbes):
Billionaire Charles Koch on why cannabis should be legal
Artwork Fair Use: Michael D Beckwith