True conservatives oppose nanny-state policies. Obviously, I was wrong. What could be more pro-nanny-state than marijuana prohibition?
Beyond the fact that marijuana prohibition is counterproductive and a complete waste of money, what about the right of adult citizens to be left alone - especially in the privacy of our own homes?
We don't punish those who attempt suicide and survive. So why do we punish those who consume the wrong (politically selected) recreational drugs? I don't want my government attempting to protect me from myself. I want my government to protect me from those who want to harm me against my will.
Today, our nanny-state government tells us which recreational drugs we may or may not consume. Note that Viagra is OK, but marijuana is not. Note that nicotine is OK, but marijuana is not.
Tomorrow, our nanny-state government will tell us which foods we may or may not eat. Those who oppose the use of marijuana, medical or otherwise, can opt to not buy it, grow it or use it.