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

buster33 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:33 AM
This just in: if the government didn't regulate it, many of the costs alluded to would disappear. In any event, critical thinking requires we weigh the costs against the benefits. We spend a small fortune already enforcing a very dumb law. I wonder what hallucinegenic people are taking when they look at the prohibition against pot and think (a) it is working and (b) it isn't an incredible waste of resources.

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...