Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Medical" Cannabis?

Last week’s Topic asked users to weigh in on medical marijuana. So far, 14 states have legalized medical marijuana, with California going so far as adding a measure to the November ballot to "legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed."

Commenters were overwhelmingly in support of legalizing marijuana, with many of them sharing personal stories of how medical marijuana was the only way to ease their own or their loved ones’ physical suffering. Taxes were another popular argument for legalization: MrNiceGuy advocates saving “taxpayers’ money from pursuing victimless crimes,” while Oldcoldwarrior points out the windfall from “substantial tax revenue” and says the nation would save billions of dollars spent on the drug war.

Of those against legalization, several focused on the long-term effects of marijuana use. More>>

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