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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Two States Lead the Nation Towards Legalizing Marijuana

From USATODAY.com: Colorado and Nevada could become leaders in the movement to legalize marijuana, when voters decide Nov. 7 whether to remove all penalties for adults 21 or older possessing up to an ounce of the drug.

Alaska is the only state that allows penalty-free possession of marijuana, the result of a court decision in August striking down part of a state law that made it a misdemeanor for adults to have less than 1 ounce of marijuana.

In addition to the two statewide ballot measures, at least five cities are letting voters decide whether to direct police to make enforcement of marijuana laws a low priority. Those towns: Missoula, Mont.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; and three California communities — Santa Cruz, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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Drug enforcement agencies need to stop focusing on small marijuana use and go after the bad criminals. Marijuana should be legal to a certain extent. One main reason the government does not want to legalize marijuana is that their making so much money off busting pot dealers and users.

Posted by: Zachery Triefenbach | Nov 8, 2006 9:30:59 AM

Marijuana needs to be legalized to a certain extent. It's not really hurting anyone. One main reason the government does not want to legalize it is because they so much money off busting pot dealers and users.

Posted by: Zachery Triefenbach | Nov 8, 2006 9:35:08 AM

THERE IS NO NEED TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA. THE ANSWER TO THE ALL OF THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY
MARIJUANA IS SIMPLY A TIP IN THE DELICATE BALANCE
OF SUPPLIES VERSES DEMANDS. THE SUPPLY OF GOOD
QUALITY ALBIET ILLEGAL MARIJAUNA IS KEPT AT EXTREMELY LOW LEVELS COMPARED TO THE DEMAND FOR
THE DRUG. THIS OF COURSE MAKES IT EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE TO CRIMINALS. INCREASING THE SUPPLY IS
THE EASIEST AND CHEAPEST SOLUTION FOR BOTH ADVOCATES AND NON-ADVOCATES OF MARIJUANA. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED MOST READILY BY AN EXTREMELY LARGE
FOLLOWING OF JOHNNY APPLESEEDS "POT SEEDS".

Posted by: Matt Simon | Jan 20, 2007 4:26:28 PM

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