DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology Monday when it published a letter to the editor endorsing marijuana legalization.
It turns out it was an accident.
The post, titled “Purchasing marijuana puts kids at risk,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch earlier in the day.
In the letter, Carlis McDerment, a self-described former deputy sheriff, argues that laws criminalizing marijuana make the substance more accessible to minors.