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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:14 AM
Prohibition doesn't work. The government can't keep drugs out of prisons, so it makes sense that turning our entire country into a prison simply will not prevent drug use. It will only make the drug trade violent.

Society is gradually becoming more liberal – or libertine – in many ways, and one of the latest trends is the gradual legalization of marijuana in one state after another. This past election, voters approved marijuana for legal (recreational) use in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use in 13 states, with more states to consider it soon. 15 million Americans are regular users of marijuana, a little over 5% of of the population. It seems problematic to criticize its legalization from a logical perspective considering alcohol, another psychoactive substance, is legal. If it is acceptable...