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

goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:37 PM
The biggest problem with your thesis: In a nation governed by 60,000+ pages of federal law - everything is illegal. Federal prosecutors have been known to joke that they can indict the typical American for three felonies a day (those hilarious feds). People have been using drugs since people have existed. Criminalizing behavior that's been going on for eons is a fool's errand. No thinking person who claims to love reason and liberty can support prohibition. Just ask Milton Friedman, who said it better than anyone else ever could - http://www.theagitator.com/2012/11/09/milton-friedman-the-war-on-drugs-and-last-tuesday-night/

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...