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The Marijuana Rebellion

miketurnerusa Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:14 PM
Tiemyshoo, Your sentence 4 and 5 are inaccurate. Children currently are unable to legally buy. Also, if we decriminalize, the crime level will by definition fall. Can someone please provide a clear argument as to why continue the drug war?
By the time the 21st Amendment ended national alcohol prohibition in December 1933, more than a dozen states had already opted out. Maryland never passed its own version of the Volstead Act, while New York repealed its alcohol prohibition law in 1923. Eleven other states eliminated their statutes by referendum in November 1932.

We could see the beginning of a similar rebellion against marijuana prohibition this year as voters in three states -- Washington, Colorado and Oregon -- decide whether to legalize the drug's production and sale for recreational use. If any of these ballot initiatives pass, it might be the...