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The Consequences of Legalizing It
California shows few problems associated with medical marijuana industry.
In what turned out to be one of my most popular blogs, almost two years ago I argued for the top ten reasons marijuana ought to be legalized. Apparently, that argument was somewhat controversial, as the editors of PT felt the need to place a disclaimer on the blog, something they have not done regarding my other opinions. Although it might be controversial, it is nevertheless undeniable that the blog was a small blip in a growing Zeitgeist, and the trend toward legalization has been quite remarkable over the past 20 months. The most recent poll finds attitudes toward legalization at their highest levels, with 58% of the US population supporting it. Two states, Washington and Colorado, have taken the remarkable step of legalizing recreational use outright, such that adults can legally possess of up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Nineteen other states have laws legalizing medical marijuana in various ways.