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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

hmelley Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 7:20 PM
I must agree that this article is rather flawed. No where does it even acknowledge that persons who break one law, i.e. smoking pot, would also tend to be people who would also break other laws as well. Before I go further I must emphasize that does not mean to imply that all pot smokers are criminals in general. Just that the natural tendency of people who defy one law will many times ignore others as well. I also wonder if the states that have legalized Marijuana have also lifted the ban on industrial hemp. Which incidentally is the material used to make the paper the constitution is written on and many of the continental congress grew.

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...