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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:33 PM
He can only argue that it's expensive to legalize because there must be active steps taken to regulate its consumption by adding more levels of bureaucracy. Like all misbegotten government programs, it would have been simpler and cheaper just to not have made it illegal in the first place. To reverse the problems caused by government, the typical statist solution is to add more government. Gee, where have we heard this cr@p before? It's the liberal Progressive statists and the so-called Conservatives marching in lock step toward a better, less free future. All Heil.

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...