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

Roy323 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:10 AM
Mr Hill-a very interesting, and timely, column! I've never "used" Weed or any similar products. I spent a lot of time trying to maximize the work efforts of dozens of young men simultaneously, and Weed just didn't fit within my scope of usefulness. Booze was bad enough, but I was a sometime user of those products, so I felt I had a pretty good feel for the possible malfeasance(s) likely. I will NEVER even think of voting FOR the legalization of the stuff! Just my opine!
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:56 AM
I'm fine with whatever laws you and your neighbors and those in your county and state want to have concerning drugs.

Remember, it's federal law most of us are opposed to.
rmccarthy Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:22 AM
Many would not vote to keep alcohol legal or cigarettes or a lot of other stuff - and maybe they are correct or maybe not. However, you won't convince many of the young about marijuana with the existing hypocrisy of legal other stuff.

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...