Just a spot of good news in the gloom that's been engendered by the horrible killings of all those innocent people last week. The LA Times is reporting that the president is going to push for some sort of formalized arrangement to throttle back on federal enforcement of marijuana law, which, as you all know, treats pot like it was heroin. Now that two states have formally legalized possession and use of small amounts of marijuana, it makes no sense, as Obama says, to devote federal resources that could be much better used elsewhere to a war on a virtually harmless recreational and medicinal herb. With any sort of luck, the doors will be opened even more broadly for legalization in more states across the country. About time.