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

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:43 PM
Got a tummy ache? Here--take some of these purple pills. Over 60--heck, just take everything. Yup. "DRUG FREE AMERICA."

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...