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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Lonnie32 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM
As soon as there is a roadside test for MJ, it can be legalized and the draconian laws will survive. There is far too much money and confiscatory property ability to totally abandon the current war on drugs. This article is an update to the REEFER MADNESS of years gone by and just as realistic and factual. NOT. Some VALID research and facts would be welcomed.

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...