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

Docnick Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:56 AM
Austin, good for you....Never tried the weed.... Also, I noticed that you had forgotten that at one time the Federal Government had control over alcohol.... Since you didn't seem to remember this let me just say that didn't turn out well. Clearly you don't know the amount of tax payer's money is spent on protecting the public from the weed. I think it is best, at this time in your life, not to know. Over thirty years of my life was spent in the drug rehab business. AND it is a business. When I hear or read what people who never used write I am always surprise at how naive they are as well as uninformed. Keep up the good work. Government controlling the Weed now will turn out better than their venture in controlling alcohol.

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...