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Charge Pot Use Off to Obamacare and You

sly311 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 2:44 PM
Oh wait! That's right. Your garden variety pothead is going to go to the pot store and buy some weed that has a tax stamp on it. Right. What are you smoking?? Everyone has a dealer and no one but the tourists to Washington and Colorado will be visiting a pot shop to pay a tax. Duh.

Evidence in Europe is mounting that decriminalizing marijuana has detrimental effects on the health of individuals, the health of society and the health of the healthcare system. And while many studies have concentrated on the benefits of decriminalization in terms of unburdening the court system, few studies have looked at the cost to the healthcare system.

That’s changed with the completion of a study that looked at drug use and hospital admissions in an area of London where marijuana use was decriminalized.

“Now a paper presented to the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference in London,” writes the