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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

SMyles Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 6:59 AM
"A persuasive argument can be made that marijuana use causes harm to others." If it can you're not aware of it. " “Freedom” for some will come at a cost of freedom to others," Is there a cost to non-freedom Rachael? Small minded simpletons never consider the unintended consequences of their well intentioned taking of freedom. As long as it's for the children right Rach?

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...