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No on 64: Don’t Invite Cartels

Francis80 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 7:27 AM
(4 of 6) The question is should we continue to spend billions we don't have (and forego billions more in lost tax revenue) on an unwinnable and increasingly unpopular war, a war that only empowers and enriches organized crime, fuels gang violence, promotes official corruption, undermines respect for the law, turns millions of ordinary Americans into "criminals," and drives a huge wedge between police and the communities they're supposed to "serve and protect"? The question is should we be sending men with guns to arrest our fellow citizens and lock them in cages for the "crime" of possessing a plant (or engaging in consensual exchanges for its sale)? This madness can't end soon enough.

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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