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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Lynn422 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 8:13 AM
Had to comment. Legalization and taxing it would help the economy. Secondly, I have worked in claims for 30 years and handle serious to catastrophic injury cases and litigation. I have handled only 2 cases where a driver had marijuana in their system. Out of those 2, only 1 involved their liability in the accident. I have had more alcohol related accidents and fatalities than I can count. Not sure where you are getting your facts but it's not necessarily true that it is 'addictive'. There are those who have more addictive personalities than others where it may be the case, but again, I suspect it is on an individual basis. I'm not condoning drug use - just pointing out a fact
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:40 PM
Facts don't matter here, don't you know. It is for the children and that is all you need to know. Now line up for the gas chambers because it is for the children!

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...