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

cshirkey Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:39 AM
It is never going to go away so legalize for people over 21 and if your state is in the red like most states are today then put a tax on it. As far as agencies who's careers are geared around drugs..go after the hard drugs. That's something the majority wants but, the pot the majority don't have a problem with. As far as the smell as Mary453 wrote and her view suggesting that anyone who smokes it turns into jellyfish in the head well, that's just not true. I smoke it to relieve pain from nerve damage. People who smoke it just to get buzzed is not MY idea for it's use but, these people will always be here. They are the ones who turn to alcohol and kill someone in an accident or other methods. Alcohol should be illegal.
MobiusDick Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:29 PM
The only truly hard drugs are alcohol and tobacco if you go by number of deaths. Pot does cause dependency; however, it is essentially self-detoxing because of its long duration of action. If you give someone anadamide, 2-AG or a short acting cannabinol; or if you administer a CB-1 antagonist, you see rats/monkeys/people is withdrawal as severe as heroin withdrawal. But criminalizing marijuana does no good and just causes more problems.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:10 AM
"... legalize for people over 21 and if your state is in the red like most states are today then put a tax on it."

Amen! Our State & federal Governments have a whole arsenal trained on their own feet, and they are blazing away as we speak. Please, let's just at least remove this one firearm from the battery.

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...