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No on 64: Don’t Invite Cartels

Francis80 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 7:26 AM
(3 of 6) Opponents of reform like to say that "marijuana isn't harmless." Of course, very few things in this world are (and non-toxic, non-violence-promoting cannabis is clearly LESS harmful than legal booze). But more importantly, that's not the question. The question is not even whether the benefits of cannabis outweigh its risks. The question is who decides in a free society: adult citizens for themselves or politicians for all of us?

Voters of Colorado should vote NO on amendment 64, a proposal to legalize marijuana in Colorado.


Voters should not treat this as only a question on the merits of marijuana legalization but rather on whether Colorado would be wise to make marijuana legal in the state even as it remains illegal in the rest of the country.


If our state becomes the only state in the nation to legalize marijuana, criminal organizations are more likely to set up shop in Colorado. Just as reducing taxes attracts legitimate businesses to the state, reducing criminal sanctions on...

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