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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

Gid4 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:12 PM
Marijuana has lots of permanent effects on the brain. So why take it? What motivates Coloradans to do this?
Michael2677 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 3:27 PM
It'll get repealed when people get fed up with it.
rmccarthy Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:32 PM
1. The drug war creates more problem than it solves
2. The Federal Gov't is outta control
3. The hemp plant is very useful
4. Many people inebriated from alcohol and prescrip drugs and didn't know what they were voting for.
5. Some peoples like it.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:35 PM
"4. Many people inebriated from alcohol and prescrip drugs and didn't know what they were voting for."

Thread winner!

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...