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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

jwilliams Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:08 AM
"It is equally REDICULOUS to think Government could possibly control and/or regulate it! It can be grown in ANY backyard, closet, basement, cornfield, & even in your garden window! Think that those that bring it here illegally now, will all of the sudden stop and check in at the border to pay their Taxes/Import Duties?" Question: does the mob still have a vested interest in making and selling alcohol now that it's legal? Or have most people opted to go with the safe, legal option over the one that involves criminals?

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...