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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

fedupwithidiots Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:07 PM
TOTALLY AGREE: VIOLENT CRIME WOULD ALL BUT DISAPPEAR, COSTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WOULD GO WAY DOWN, THOSE WHO WANT TO THROWN THEIR LIVES AWAY SHOULD HAVE THAT FREEDOM TO DO SO.....REMEMBER "CHOICE?. SOCIETY'S ONLY OBLIGATION WOULD BE TO CLEAR THE STREES OF THEIR CADAVERS IN A TIMELY FASHION AND PLANT THEM. THINK ABOUT THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF THESE WASTOIDS THAT "JUST WANT A FIX". LEGALIZE THEM AND THE PROFIT INCENTIVE DISAPPEARS.
buster33 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:30 PM
Violent crime will not disappear. Some of those who make a living selling pot will likely turn to other illegal activities. Arguments about tax revenue are equally questionable. These remarks here are NOT meant as arguments to keep pot illegal.

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...