Hillary Clinton endorses CASP/We are Lab Techs of Democracy


by Dominic Corva, Executive Director

Yesterday at a CNN Town Hall meeting, likely 2016 Democratic nominee for Prez Hillary Clinton reiterated a ubiquitous political standpoint on “legal” aka “recreational” cannabis:  Washington and Colorado are political geography experiments:

“”On recreational, you know, states are the laboratories of democracy,” Clinton said. “We have at least two states that are experimenting with that right now. I want to wait and see what the evidence is.””

I’ll take that as an endorsement of CASP’s raison d’etre, learning lessons for legal landscapes.  We are lab techs of democracy.  Do I have any graphic designers out there that want to make that T shirt?

*The discourse of states as laboratories of democracy is a metaphor for Federalism and comes from Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in New State Ice Co. v Liebmann (1932).