What parent assaulting their child in this manner, say in the grocery store (a public place) wouldn't be arrested? It's remarkable that the 'rules of engagement' are so disproportionately understood.
From The New York Times: The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast. There were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012, according to F.B.I. figures, compared with 256,000 for cocaine, heroin and their derivatives. Even worse, the result is racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career … Continue reading NY Times: End Pot Prohibition