Recreational Marijuana Measure To Be Put To Voters...

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    Uh oh, will Big Brother actually allow the People to decide?


    Colorado voters will be asked to decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in a November ballot measure, setting up a potential showdown with the federal government over America's most commonly used illicit drug.

    The measure, which would legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults, is one of two that will go to voters in November after a Washington state initiative to legalize pot earned enough signatures last month to qualify for the ballot there.

    "This could be a watershed year in the decades-long struggle to end marijuana prohibition in this country," Art Way, Colorado manager of the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement. The Alliance supports the initiative.

    "Marijuana prohibition is counterproductive to the health and public safety of our communities. It fuels a massive, increasingly brutal underground economy, wastes billions of dollars in scarce law enforcement resources, and makes criminals out of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens."

    Colorado is one of 16 states and the nation's capital that already allow marijuana use for medical purposes even as cannabis remains classified as an illegal narcotic under federal law - and public opinion is sharply divided on the merits of full legalization.

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    Can you imagine the TOURISM JOBS it would create?
     
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    If they did it nationally they could eliminate 70% of the drug cartels profits and balance the budget with the taxes it would generate. Additionally, it would allow the agricultural exploitation of hemp in this country, and open up new avenues in pharmaceuticals, as well.

    But they'd rather turn normal folks into criminals, supporting our record as the most imprisoned people on the planet, and continue allowing the cartels to make BILLIONS of dollars that can be used for the usurpation of the governments south of the border.

    It also doesn't hurt that the CIA can move TONS of drugs surreptitiously and use THEIR profits for their black budget, illegal operations.
     
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    Great points. Yeah, they should decriminalize it and then empty our over-crowded Prisons of the Millions of Americans who don't belong in Prison. No one should be in Prison for smoking Marijuana. Period, end of story.
     
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    Hemp farming should be legalized nationally. Legal recreational use of cannabis should be a state issue.

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    I'm all for people being allowed to do whatever they want - unless I have to pick up their tab. Like it or not, there is a vast amount of evidence of the very real damage that drugs - even MJ - do to individuals. I am NOT going to pay for some other fucking idiots' stupid life choices.
     
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    Too late for that, CG. You do already.

    The issue here is paying less for stupid. Not paying at all left the barn 80 years ago.
     
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    If there is such a VAST amount of this evidence surely you could post some of it to bolster your argument?
     
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    But you will pay for extra police and prisons? Seems like "penny wise, pound foolish".
     

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