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A Thoughtful Look at the Marijuana Legalization Trend

TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:13 PM
Rachel Alexander makes so many choppy and subjective arguments that I don't even know where to start. I'll just remind everyone that LEGALIZATION IS NOT PROMOTION. I don't have to agree with drug use to see the harm in big government spending my tax dollars enforcing a ban on it.

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...