Another counterculture taboo has just begun to wobble. Two states – Colorado and Washington — now allow recreational use of marijuana. More importantly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week took a first step toward making New York the 21st state to legalize the use of pot for medicinal purposes.
Even in Georgia, we are experiencing the first stirrings of official curiosity. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, one of the younger members of the state Senate, has proposed a bit of fact-finding on medicinal uses for marijuana. And whether Georgia’s limited 1980s-era law, allowing the use of pot for the treatment of glaucoma and cancer, ought to be expanded.