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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

exterminate Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:56 PM
IIIbay: What were those consequences for the first 140 years of our existence as a country? You do realize that it wasn't made illegal until 1937, right? And that it has been on earth longer than man? So, is it better now that it is illegal, or was it better before 1937? If it was so bad back then, why didn't our founders put its ban in our constitution? I guess you haven't traveled much, huh? You do know that countries without marijuana persecution not only have lower crime rates, but lower rates of usage, right? Why do you insist on laws that give an incentive for criminals to make billions from a plant? Do you think massive profits lead to fewer people selling something? I'm always curious when people make statements that make no sense..

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...