August 24, 2010
A morning hit of marijuana headlines and stories
A quick stop by Google news has led me to a number of interesting recent stories about marijuana legalization discussion and debates. Here is a sample:
From the AP here, "Some Mass. towns give up on marijuana enforcement"
From the Denver Post here, "Ritter turns to medical-marijuana fund to help balance Colorado budget"
From the Helena Independent Record here, "Panel hashes out rewrite of medical marijuana regulations in Montana"
From the New Jersey Newsroom here, "N.J. medical marijuana registry in the works"
From the Oakland Tribune here, "State of pot: Who's lining up for and against legalized marijuana"
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"hashes out"...tee, hee, hee.
Posted by: Ala JD | Aug 24, 2010 11:41:52 AM
Wake and blog!
Posted by: Gray Proctor | Aug 24, 2010 2:11:26 PM
Because of the marijuana prohibition, all of the $113 billion spent on marijuana in the U.S. each year goes straight to criminals. Two-thirds of cartel money comes from selling marijuana in the U.S. They fight to protect this cash flow by controlling the marijuana-smuggling routes into this country.
Fueled by the unrelenting demand for marijuana, the cartels now have more than 100,000 "foot soldiers" and operate in more than 230 cities in the U.S. As the cartel's power continues to grow so too does the risk they pose to our own personal security.
If we can STOP people smoking marijuana then we have to do it now! If we can't, we *have* to legalize marijuana's production and sale to adults with after-tax prices set too low for the cartels to match.
We *have* to force the cartels out of the marijuana market and eliminate two-thirds of their income - no business can withstand that!
Posted by: Jillian Galloway | Aug 24, 2010 4:46:07 PM
This kind of reminds me when the opponents of the concealed carry permits were lining up saying that if we give people the right to carry concealed firearms that crime and tragic deaths will sky rocket. Turns out that did not happen. It is time to legalize marijuana or as Jillian has pointed out we can keep funding the drug cartels. I vote to legalize marijuana.
Posted by: Anon | Aug 24, 2010 7:18:53 PM
I don't think marijuana should be legalized, except for medical purposes.
Posted by: Medical Marijuana Dispensary | Nov 5, 2011 4:35:04 PM