We’re a less creative nation because we still stigmatize weed

The marijuana decriminalization bill the House passed last week got me thinking about how you and I don’t have a monopoly on creativity just because we’re free.

America is obsessed with punishment, a fixation that’s fueled the prison industrial complex. “People commonly express that they desire to see prisoners languish and rot in prison for the rest of their lives. People make crude, perverse jokes about prisoners being raped and cheer gleefully at the idea of someone getting ass…

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