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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

rivenburg Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:36 PM
Lincoln stated a week before his death that corporations were his greatest fear for America. THAT from the at-the-time constitutional ignorer-in-chief. I have to agree, part of our social pathologies are driving by the corporate managers separation from responsibility for actions. Even as corporations will probably stay in part a legally separate "body", there needs to be NO separation of legal responsibilities from actions.

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...