It's been clear for a while that cannabis law reform is just around the corner.
I'm not convinced about the Psychoactive Substances Act. I know a professional chemist who has tried and failed to determine what the active ingredient(s) in some of them are, so they cannot have been proven low-risk.
I am glad, though, that the issue is being raised in an international forum.
The War on Some Drugs has really driven a wedge between police and the citizenry. It's terrible to think that if I saw a shop being broken into I'd just walk on by, because I don't want the police coming round to my house for a statement when I'm peacefully smoking a joint.
When I was in the Netherlands the police appeared to be respected. Such a shame that we can't have that here.
I do wonder what impact 3D printing will have on places like this. It appears that a lot of manufacturing jobs simply won't exist in a decade's time.
What disturbs me the most about all this is the growing idea that seeing reality accurately shows disloyalty to the party. I expected the "Obama is a socialist UN agent" business but the belief that he wasn't born in the USA - and that neither the FBI nor the CIA would have figured this out at any point - is truly bizarre.
Reality always wins. But will the Republicans take this result as the cold shower they needed or will they double down on the crazy?