Reminder: We’re not Free from Unjust Laws Yet
While prohibition is being overturned rapidly throughout the world, nearly 1,800 people were arrested in England in 2019 for “drug driving.” This, reported by Time107.5 out of Romford England, in a story of a man who was fined more than £2,000 for driving with just 3.5 micrograms of cannabis per milliliter of blood.
The man was caught driving with the cannabis in his system in May of this year, and he finally plead guilty and was issued the fine, as well as a 3-year driving suspension this month. In the article, the arresting officer is quoted as saying, “To you, it might be just a joint or two, or a habit you’ve picked up over time, but drugs stay in your system and can have catastrophic consequences if you’re driving.”
This is a stark reminder that although we’ve come a long way, laws in many places favor prohibition and impose unjust penalties for violations. [Opinion]