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

pstrait Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 1:29 AM
He does have you logically though, hyperventilating notwithstanding. You have completely confused the difference between a necessary and sufficient condition. That's not a huge deal, most of the public makes these kinds of logical errors all the time. What is especially egregious in your case is that you seem not to get it even after it is pointed out. Your gateway argument is that nearly everyone who has done hard drugs did marijuana first. The same could be said for beer, tobacco, or indeed milk, as flaming pointed out. Most people would realize the problem at that point. You, not so much. Are you high?

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...