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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

Rich L. Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:49 PM
The real money in keeping it illegal is the contributions to our legislators from the drug cartels. And if you don't believe that is happening, I have a nice bridge to sell you.

Society is gradually becoming more liberal – or libertine – in many ways, and one of the latest trends is the gradual legalization of marijuana in one state after another. This past election, voters approved marijuana for legal (recreational) use in Colorado and Washington. Marijuana has been legalized for recreational or medicinal use in 13 states, with more states to consider it soon. 15 million Americans are regular users of marijuana, a little over 5% of of the population. It seems problematic to criticize its legalization from a logical perspective considering alcohol, another psychoactive substance, is legal. If it is acceptable...