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For Washington state, legal marijuana — and now what?


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  • JKR Holladay, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    These states, Colorado and Washington, will be SORRY for legalizing pot use. Addictions will increase, and not just marijuana but also meth and heroin in this new more lawless environment. Mental health admissions and automobile accidents will increase, costing insurers and the states a new fortune. Taxes collected likely won't cover these costs. Perhaps most importantly, many of the new (and there will be many new users) pot smokers will fail to contribute much to the economy. They will hang out, smoke dope, and figure out some excuse to apply for disability. Finally, good luck keeping this out of the hands of teenagers. I personally am thankful to live in a state that will never legalize drug abuse or gambling.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    "We're really going to need to get all hands on deck to sort through this," he said.

    Brilliant! Make it legal, and THEN figure out how to sort through it.

    It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. On so many levels...

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Dec. 7, 2012 12:32 p.m.

    Isn't it ironic that the Obama administration will hammer a state for enforcing Federal immigration laws and stop them from cracking down on illegal immigration at the same time that they allow states to openly disobey federal law and ignore Pot smokers?

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    I can see it coming when we know in the Bible when Noah saw his Dove brining a leaf from dry land. And for many years we see so many different plants being grown unexpectly and knowing it was from those other birds. Pretty soon we will see Weeds growing in our state soon. Pretty sad day.

    Drunk driver kills innocent people and pretty soon we will see those drivers being HIGH.