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What changes do you think will result from the legalisation of Marijuana.

Cash strapped governments are looking at a new revenue stream; taxation on the legal sale of Marijuana. Washington and Colorado have lead the way. More are sure to follow. How do you think this will affect society?

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    Mar 8 2013: Spread of drug addiction in society.

    This will lead to the loss of community
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      Mar 8 2013: Nowhere that has already decriminalized or legalized this substance has that happened. Hanging on to the willful misrepresentation of facts about this and most other drugs will only serve to make them more dangerous.
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          Mar 9 2013: You have just made the very same assumption and assertion used by the government that any use of an illicit substance is considered, as well as reported as, abuse…..and you have characterized it as addiction. My point is that most, at least 80% or more of the people who use drugs are NOT addicted or otherwise detrimentally affected by their use and yet are characterized as addicts or abusers, often jailed at an enormous expense to the rest of us and basically thrown away. Furthermore I see in your main contribution to this conversation you indicated that "less sideways criminality" like gang assassinations should also be expected if prohibition is lifted. Seriously? Your language wreaks of an agenda based on ideology on the side of prohibition, is based on ignorance and is a position we know is false and unsubstantiated. And I see you've played the "parent, children" card…. how typical. This mentality is best characterized by the expenditure of 100s of billions of dollars in a " war on drugs" resulting in little to no positive effect. It's high time, pun intended, to look carefully and respectfully at this situation and reform accordingly.
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          Mar 10 2013: Then would not education be better at prevention than deceit?

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