The legalization of this ILLICIT DRUG is exactly why I despise LIBERTARIANS!
Alcohol is already a MAJOR problem. It could not be removed from the public during prohibition because it had been socially acceptable for centuries to millenia before prohibition attempted to lessen its use. Getting “on the wagon” just couldn’t be sold. It was too established.
However, Marijuanna is still, for the most part, not a mainstream thing....its use has not been intwined in the social fabric for centuries like alcohol.
It is a SERIOUS MISTAKE to legalize this stuff except for a legitimate medical purpose. I am convinced in helps those on chemo and somewhat on glaucoma....but for recreational use....NEVER should be allowed.
As another poster has mentioned here....this is going to create all kinds of “Under the Influence” problems that won’t be easily resolved.....IT JUST ISN’T worth the headache.
Colorado voters that approved this are idiots.
It’s up to the states. yes , smoking pot is not a great idea, but it’s up the each state unless we want a one-size-fits all Federal goobermint.
I guess we can expect a further polarized country since some on the left and right WANT an all-powerful NATIONALIZED government to fight over.
Either have federalism or just shred the Constitution and have federal courts make all laws for the states.
Not every thing that’s bad for you should be illegal under federal law.
The above statement is laughable to anyone under 30 (I'm 42 myself. And once again I will point out because you pretty much have to, I've never even tried marijuana - ever.)
Which is why fighting a futile rear-guard battle against marijuana legalization is just going to cause the GOP to lose more elections and by a wider margin.
You've got the internet at your fingertips. Use it to find out how inaccurate your above statement is. Marijuana has been in continual use by humans since before recorded history.
Here's just one of thousands of references: Ancient Egypt
One more: Use of Cannabis in The Ancient World