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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

JustMC Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:52 PM
The simple and obvious reality is that the Constitution grants ZERO authority to the Federal government over anything like drugs or alcohol. It simply IS NOT IN THEIR JURISDICTION. Of course, the 10th Amendment probably means little to someone who is happy to see the 4th Amendment go out the window, and the 2nd (which drug wars and alcohol wars have helped bring about). With liberty comes risk. People need to deal with that, or they will have to deal with the monster they created by not doing so. Scratch that, they already need to.

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...