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

seattlestoner Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:02 PM
if that is your argument against legalization, try a new one. it's really stupid. if a pilot is a stoner, legalization would do nothing to stop or incent him or her to get stoned before flying. pilots and other transportation workers will still be subject to drug tests. and the surgery one is even more ridiculous. try moving out of the reefer madness era.

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...