Binging on pot is less destructive than binging on alcohol, and pot is considerably more expensive.
Besides, the question is legalizing pot, not all recreational drugs. Just because you legalize one thing doesn't mean you need to legalize all things, regardless of how detractors try to spin the slippery slope narrative.
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California is doing what it can to lealize cannibis so the best way to see how it unfolds is to check back in a couple of years. Then ask, did crime go down, are people being more responsible, etc.?
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Should a pot tax pay for things like parks?
A California state senator has proposed a new 15 percent tax on medical marijuana sales to enforce new regulations and pay for state programs, rehabilitation and parks. The Marijuana Value Tax Act could bring the state more than $100 million in new revenue. Ref. Source 9l.
Cops: Cocaine, meth sold at medical pot clinics
Original Post Date: 8th Oct, 2010 - 2:48pm
Anyone surprised? California needs some harsher measures, it is ridiculous what is happening there!
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San Diego gets two more legal pot shops
Two permitted medical marijuana dispensaries are scheduled to open this weekend in San Diego, including the first legal dispensary in close proximity to La Jolla, Del Mar Heights and Carmel Valley. San Diego now has seven legal outlets. Ref. Source 8d.
Illegal pot dispensaries prompt outcry
An increase in illegal medical marijuana dispensaries across San Diego has prompted an outcry from residents, community leaders and owners of legal pot shops. Shutting down dispensaries is harder than some other illegal businesses because of zoning laws. Ref. Source 7v.
How marijuana affects babies to adults
California voters could approve marijuana for recreational use in November, and several other states already have legalized its sale. Science is trying to catch up with the public’s growing acceptance and use of the plant. Ref. Source 1g.
Legalizing recreational pot use to be on ballot
California voters will decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana after more than enough signatures were turned in to qualify the measure for the November ballot. If it wins, one in every six Americans will live in a state with legal marijuana sales. Ref. Source 1u.