I know D.C. is located here, where the majority of corrupt lawmakers congregate. I know the D.E.A. headquarters is here. I know traditionalists are anchored here. I know a significant number people who reside here are more set in their ways and less open to new ideas. But I would like to know just why it seems the east coast is less inclined to consider decriminalization, industrialization or legalization than the west. These don't seem like legitimate reasons to shut your eyes, close your mouth, and cover your ears. As it stands, NY, NJ, OH, and MD have all made modest efforts (at best) to alleviate penalties for medical patients and their use of marijuana. Yet, somehow, Pennsylvania (right smack in the middle) refuses. Why? Look, I understand that California is a central "hub" for this type of progressive movement, but it just doesn't make much sense. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I missing something?