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

SMyles Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 2:35 PM
That nonsense. Any rule or law to protect one from themselves by fine or imprisonment is immoral. Creating laws to punish people for their future potential to do harm is just as demented. You don't get to chose what's best for society Michael and no one should get to choose for you. You have not read enough of libertarianism or you're making it up.

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...