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Mile High Idea: Smoke Dope, Build Schools

cdiiorio Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 11:23 AM
28% of our prisons are occupied by non violent drug offenders. We incarcerate a higher percentage of our overall populace than any country in the world. Legalizing, regulating and taxing (as you do alcohol) marijuana would not make it legal or acceptable to drive, work or, God forbid, teach students while high. Get a grip on reality, reduce costs to taxpayers by releasing those jailed for possession.
Joycey Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 11:58 AM
Children that come to school high or drunk should be given one more chance and after that tossed out. Education is not an entitlement that should be forced on the individual. Parents are responsible for their own children and then at the age of 18 they need to be fully accountable for their behavior.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 2:31 PM
You are rambling again Joycey. Are you high?

I hate to start something here with a trite phrase. But sometimes you read about things that make you wonder what some people are smoking.

In Colorado this year a cabal of known associates is getting together to try to legalize the sale, cultivation and possession of marijuana under what’s known as Amendment 64.

Their pitch says that by state regulation and control of dope deals, the consequent revenue collected can benefit K-12 education in the state, now under tight budget constraints.

Yeah, you heard that right: Make pot legal and build schools with the first $40 million in...