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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

MobiusDick Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:29 PM
The only truly hard drugs are alcohol and tobacco if you go by number of deaths. Pot does cause dependency; however, it is essentially self-detoxing because of its long duration of action. If you give someone anadamide, 2-AG or a short acting cannabinol; or if you administer a CB-1 antagonist, you see rats/monkeys/people is withdrawal as severe as heroin withdrawal. But criminalizing marijuana does no good and just causes more problems.

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...