yes.....and taxed. Taxes on potato chips, candy and pizza should be raised too - the "munchie tax"
It wouldn't bother me either way. I don't smoke it but it would bring revenue.
I have mixed feelings... I think any kind of smoke going into your lungs is going to have negative effects.. still that shouldn't be any of my business... but once it's legalized.. how much more.. usage will there be... and how many more people will we need to employ to keep people from driving under the influence? ...even if one more person dies because of this... how can we say it's worth that freedom... what about someone who might be killed by someone who wouldn't have smoked it and driven had it not been legal ... even if it is JUST ONE... would you be okay with it being a loved one?
Yes and taxed. It's going to be smoked regardless...so why not create legal jobs and revenue from it. As for deaths from marijuana....you could argue same for alcohol and that is legal. Make legal, put age limit on it, educate people on dangers (like alcohol and tobacco) and allow jobs to be created from it.
Just my personal opinion because I've been around it a lot. Have you ever seen the way people who smoke a joint drives? Like 20 miles per hour. Seriously, I work as a bartender part time and drunks scare me....if a person comes in that has smoked some weed...they are the most laid back people. Do not start any trouble with anyone and are not obnoxious. I would rather deal with 100 potheads than one drunk. While neither is safe to drive....around here, they do check for marijuana in DUI road blocks just as they do alcohol. Depends on what their little test says....how much you have in your system and such but they will give a DUI for it and people go to court just as they would with alcohol. I have a very good older friend of mine who smokes it and had not smoked it in three days, got pulled over and they said her eyes were red (she had been up all night sick), so they gave her a test and she tested positive...they arrested her for DUI. She took it to court and proved that she was not under the influence of it at the time....it just stays in your system longer than alcohol. She got off after paying an attorney $5000. But during the road stop...she said there were people falling out of their vehicle and could not even walk or talk because of alcohol but they did not get arrested because they did not blow the legal limit of .08. That is just crazy to me! I'm sure she was a safer driver than they were....I've been around both and a lot recently and I am telling you.....someone smoking weed is much better than someone drunk from alcohol. It makes me cringe when some of the people leave drinking and driving...I see too much and it bothers me to no end.