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Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 7:43 p.m. MDT

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Spell_It_Right
Salt Lake City, UT

Here’s a crazy idea, if we did not have war against marijuana and instead made it legal in the US to grow then we would be the recipients of that 30 billion dollars! Legalization would also mean the end of "All of the (marijuana operations) in southern Utah are controlled by the Mexican cartels, and all the profits are going back to Mexico to commit terrorism in Mexico." But I guess we have to keep feeding the prison industrial complex and every non-violent American citizen who smokes pot will have their lives needlessly ruined. Way to go!

bobdc6
park city, UT

Of course it's not working, MJ is as available as ever in spite of the millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on enforcement of US anti drug laws. This has been going on for at least 30 years, and nothing has changed except that the cartels have gotten even more wealthy. Time to legalize and tax it, just like alcohol.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Spell_It_Right Salt Lake City, UT
"But I guess we have to keep feeding the prison industrial complex and every non-violent American citizen who smokes pot will have their lives needlessly ruined."

Our society is governed by rules and laws. If someone things they are above the law there are consequences, and if their lives are ruined I find very little sympathy. And yes, a drug conviction will close a lot of doors when the offender is looking for employment.

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