Moby checked in with fans on his official web site journal on Saturday (October 16), sharing his thoughts on California’s Proposition 19, which would to legalize small amounts of marijuana on the state level. The artist tells readers:
On November 2nd Californians will be voting to, basically, legalize the cultivation and possession of small amounts of marijuana. And, not surprisingly, many in law enforcement (including the attorney general) are opposed.
The opposition from law enforcement is patently absurd, as it’s predicated on the idea that any aspect of the war on drugs is actually working. The war on drugs, simply, and based on all studies and evidence, doesn’t work. The United States and local law enforcement spends, on average, between $20 billion and $40 billion a year waging the war on drugs. And our prisons are filled with people who’ve been arrested for use and possession and small-scale distribution. And people continue to do drugs. In fact, there’s not a single epidemiological study indicating that the war on drugs has led to a decrease in drug use. If anything, drug use in the last 30 years has remained steady or actually increased.