22 Sept 2009 - Few weeks ago, the blogs were abuzz over a U.S. attorney's decision to drop marijuana possession charges against Andrew Michael Sullivan British author.
On July 13, 2009, Sullivan was arrested within the Cape Cod National Seashore for possession of cannabis. Apparently, in a rare fit of prosecutorial commonsense, the U.S. attorney's office determined that it did not want a simple marijuana possession charge to undermine Sullivan's pending immigration case and result in deportation.
Sullivan has written blog entries criticizing the excesses of the War on Drugs. He argued that studies showed alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis, yet the former is legal and the latter is illegal.