An ongoing debate over marijuana possession in Utah does not appear close to being resolved. As cannabis advocates and state lawmakers continue to make their points, there is a lesson on democracy to be learned here. It is a lesson most Americans would do well to take note of.
What is that lesson? That there is an enormous difference between a true democracy and a representative republic. The United States was formed as a representative republic, not a democracy. There are many good reasons for this, not the least of which is the reality that true democracy ultimately leads to chaos.
No Recreational Pot in Utah
At issue in Utah is the fact that recreational marijuana is still not allowed. The passage of Proposition 2 in 2018 paved the way for medical cannabis. It was seismic for Utah, according to the owners of Provo’s Deseret Wellness pharmacy. They acknowledge … Read the rest