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...
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"...no advertising" -- violation of right of free speech "...no free samples" -- violation of property rights "...no gifts" -- violation of property rights (although I fail to see the difference between "free samples" and "gifts" Just exactly what problem are you trying to solve? Who will exercise all this new control? Will government need to be expanded? The idea that "possession" of anything, can constitute unlawfulness is ridiculous on it face, and necessarily impairs individual liberty.
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