gemz2165.. there can be recreational marijuana and drug-free workplaces... hmm.. almost like there can be recreational cigarettes and yet smoke-free workplaces. AMERICA can be lazy.. but its workforce will remain top-notch ;) lol.
What an uninformed statement.
I have news for you. I live in Washington State. I am smoking legal recreational marijuana right this minute. In America.
Welcome to the twenty teens.
Half the country already smokes marijuana so whats the difference? Letting a black market steal revenue from our states is outrageous. Every state is dying for extra revenue and legal marijuana is going to be their answer in 5-10 years. It makes no sense to have a law that make marijuana illegal, when half the country smokes it. Ending the marijuana prohibition will save and generate so much revenue that this country desperately needs.
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It is pretty much soicialy acceptable now. All over news today about Colorado pushing for Pot tourism for state revenue. Heck I have friends from college who are Judges, Doctors, lawyers, successful business owners - who still smoke. It just makes monitary sense to legalize across the board and most people know it. This green revolution is following the same patterns as prohibition did when alcohol was moving to full legalization. One state at a time and starting with medical use first.
The Feds don't find it socially acceptable, that's all that really matters. It's still a schedule 1 drug in the govt's eyes, LOL. They don't care about all the so called "taxes" they can collect. It's still illegal recreationally....and will be for quite sometime. Medical is different.
Carl Sagan was a user and advocate of marijuana. Under the pseudonym "Mr. X", he contributed an essay about smoking #$%$ to the 1971 book Marihuana Reconsidered. The essay explained that marijuana use had helped to inspire some of Sagan's works and enhance sensual and intellectual experiences." - Wikipedia
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Says WHO? Idiot, older people here have seen it very close to legalization before. With the exception of the Reagan/Meese/ DARE era, mj has been joked about rather than seriously reviled. It's acceptable now, or people wouldn't have voted as they did in the many states that have decriminalized possession and medical use. You honestly think that with all the money there for the taking that Prohibition states won't change their tune?