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

Peter 2 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 5:55 PM
meh - in a free society we need to give people enough rope to build a swing set, or hang themselves, be it large soft drinks, tobacco, alcohol or pot.
MobiusDick Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:50 PM
We know that George Washington smoked pot because he wrote in his diary that sexed his hemp plants and you don't sex your hemp plants to make rope.

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...