A word on pot use and America

As part of his new series on Lowcountry life, Post and Courier Columnist Ken Burger has a piece addressing America's shifting attitude on the use of pot.

Read more stories on this subject in our marijuana topic page.My favorite chunk:

Pot smokers are nothing like the wild and crazy people the government depicted in the 1936 propaganda film "Reefer Madness." Mostly, they laugh and eat.

Police won't admit it, but if everybody smoked pot instead of drinking alcohol, society would be a much safer place to live. Less crime. More naps.

One thing is for sure, our nation's approach to the drug seems outdated and inept.

Go check out the column.