Marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug that should remain illegal. In my opinion we should be going the other way and re-criminalizing marijuana and putting those who use it back in jail like we used to do before we had a huge drug problem. The police know how to prioritize their calls and they don’t do marijuana enforcement and allow other more serious crimes to wait for them to finish. What will really happen is marijuana use will increase and police will be busier than ever having to deal with the increase of crime and traffic collisions that will bring. As for the financial crisis in my lifetime the state has told us that they are going to fix the problem by the use of the lottery, tax increases, special economic zones and nothing has worked and this won’t either.
Once marijuana has been made legal they won’t repeal the law if the money does not flow in. Legalized marijuana will be just like legalized gambling has been tried in so many places. It promises a lot and delivers very little. Have you been around heavy marijuana users? They simply want to lounge around all day and get high on marijuana until they move on to harder drugs. The money that we get from increased tax revenues will be swallowed up by the increase in other crime and accidents that it will bring. Marijuana needs to stay illegal; that’s what the SGT Says.