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January 6, 2014

"Legalize It, Don't Criticize It, Legalize It and I Will Advertise It"

Sensible on Weed | National Review Online Launching 17 million “Rocky Mountain High” jokes, Colorado has become the first state to make the prudent choice of legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana, thus dispensing with the charade of medical restrictions and recognizing the fact that, while some people smoke marijuana to counter the effects of chemotherapy, most people smoke marijuana to get high — and that is not the worst thing in the world.
Soon all world be dis, mon.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 6, 2014 2:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This post might be the most lucid, succinct statement about pot I have ever read. User or not lets legalize this popular herb and keep our citizens out of jail.

Posted by: tripletap at January 6, 2014 3:16 PM

Legalizing pot will end our long national nightmare of a shortage of lazy, underfed, amateur philosophers and music/movie reviewers.

Compare how long it took to prohibit and then legalize alcohol with how long it's taken to get this far with pot. Now, someone tell me it doesn't sap motivation.

Posted by: Scott M at January 6, 2014 11:46 PM

In general legalization is good thing, but the Federal laws still exist. Also, Colorado has fenced marijuana in with all sorts of restrictions and taxes, so the black market and the criminal gangs will persist.

More interestingly, this is a case of state nullification of federal laws. Will everyone be jumping up and down for joy when some states legislate segregation or school prayer, nullifying federal law.

Colorado should remember that the Constitution, federal law and federal regulations preempt state and local laws and constitutions, so all those happy potheads could still wind up in a federal jail.

Posted by: bob sykes at January 7, 2014 4:06 AM

I smoked for a few years when i was in my late teens, and truth was i enjoyed it. Reflecting back i wish i had never started. It kept me apathetic and unaware of the world unfolding around me. When i finally stopped smoking weed and my mind cleared up i noticed Jimmy Carter was president.
Enough said?
Careful of what you wish for. You may get it and oh so much more.

Posted by: Kelvin at January 7, 2014 10:49 AM

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