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The Marijuana Rebellion

Paulus Textor Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 7:34 PM
This is why I cringe when I hear people say, "Legalize it, tax it, and regulate it."
Barbara1247 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 2:28 AM
They should just stop after, "Legalize it". We already suffer under entirely too much taxation and regulation.
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 Maryland never passed its own version of the Volstead Act, while New York repealed its alcohol prohibition law in 1923.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...