By Ray Stern
Phoenix New Times
Not all conservatives want to lock up sick grannies and other medical-marijuana patients, a fact proven by the thousands of right-wingers who in 2010 voted “yes” on Arizona’s Prop 203.
Yet in polls, Republicans and conservatives do tend to favor penalties for the plant’s growth and use more often than Democrats and liberals.
It shouldn’t be that way. Aren’t Democrats supposed to be the party of Big Government, Nanny-State-ism, the Food Police, etc.?
Conservatives, meanwhile, should find marijuana prohibition distasteful in general. Here are our Top Eight reasons why: