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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

ECGTB Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:20 PM
Funny you should mention speed limits since, like marijuana prohibition, they exist largely to give police something to do. We don't need to speculate on what would happen if we got rid of speed limits since it has been tried in several countries, including ours, and the roads were safer without the speed limits. At present, there is a trend in Europe to eliminate most road signs and traffic lights. Every town that has tried it has seen reduced accidents and smoother traffic. It seems that trusting people to figure things out for themselves and holding people liable only for tangible harm they cause works better than top-down micromanagement of behavior by the state. Why do I need to explain this to conservatives?
poudeman Wrote: Mar 15, 2013 8:00 AM
Im sorry but im gonna have to completly disagree with all the rode rage etc that it can cause id rather not. Its a hit or miss. For an example right now im living in the Philippines. Theres no such thing as a traffic vialation unless.......Youre White ): but ive seen and been in alot of accidents cause by no speed limits/traffic lights. I had to wait nearly 6 months for chevy to repair my damn car that i had only owned for 2 months..... I just see no good in having this happen.
jwilliams Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:25 PM
"Why do I need to explain this to conservatives?"

^THIS. For some reason, marijuana can get conservatives clambering to keep the government big, expensive, and invasive. I don't get it.

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...