I'm all for as little enforcement of pot laws as possible, if not outright legalization. I'm pretty sure it's simply the least dangerous drug out there, nicotine, alcohol, refined sugar/corn syrup, and caffeine included. Economically, you could argue that pot slightly skewes folks towards being consumers rather than producers. But both are necessary for a healthy economy right? ;-) Plus, I think it's great for hospice situations, chemotherapy/cancer patients, AIDS, etc.
Here in Texas they recently changed the pot law so that the cop can choose to write you a ticket rather than arrest you. That means it'll stay off your record.
In Austin the cops have been instructed to use this lower level of enforcement whenever possible. I can understand it, as it should save the criminal justice system some money.
Frankly, I was surprised to learn this, and it may indicate a political return in Texas from neo-con to a more democratic/libertarian past (those last two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive). The fog of Karl Rove seems to finally be lifting here.
( heh...to be replaced by the fog of ======*~~~~ )