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Legalizing Marijuana Passes in 2 out of 3 States

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:19 AM
Hopefully, these states will be allowed to do as they please, as a test case. One of the stupid arguments put forward by those in favor of legalization is that doing so will reduce crime related to the illegal sales of the substance. Comparisons are made to the Prohibition Era. It should be noted that since the end of prohibition, there has been a reduction of mob-related violence, but not a reduction of mob-related crime. Nor has there been a reduction of alcohol-related crime or stupidity, but an INCREASE. I predict the same will occur in these states.

2 out of 3 states voting on legalizing marijuana on this Election Day have passed the measure. Both Colorado and Washington have decided by large margin to legalize selling and using marijuana, while Oregon voted it down by a lot.

These measures still run opposite of federal law. According to federal laws, it is illegal to distribute or hold marijuana. Therefore, federal agents can still shut down medical marijuana shops in these states that have passed these measures.