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Published: Friday, Dec. 20 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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heidi ho
Fort Collins, CO

We live in Colorado and the effects here have been subtle and blatant. There is more crime coming in, and moving on to more dangerous drugs. It is so painful to see our beautiful city turn into something it wasn't. So very painful to see our beautiful State go up in smoke. We were so focused on the Presidential election and fighting for Romney, we didn't see this coming. Individual areas have still banned marijuana in our State but it is definitely affecting our fair land.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

I'm not for the use of marijuana, tobacco, alcohol,abortion of convenience or civilian assault rifles. But making things illegal only makes felons of the users and there are always people that will break the law.

Isn't that the line of reasoning? A little different when you mix up the sides isn't it?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

It is like same sex marriage issue, nanny state or no nanny state. Will the State run the distribution? Next big shock to the "majority"?

Tricia G
St George, UT

I believe it can be used as medicine, under strict physicians care. We all know most medicine today has been abused, and this one will to.One main problem I have against it is the reckless use by many using in public not caring what the affects are to the people around them. I as many out there am highly allergic to all aspects of this plant. Numerous occasions I have been rushed to ER because some idiot rolled down there window and the smoke bellowed out into my car. I have had problems working in the public where a single persons clothes were so stench-ed that my throat swelled immediately. While they may be medicinal uses, their are other health alerts as well. A second reason would be that I am tired of seeing homeless doped up teenagers, that have no care in the world to get an education or a job and support themselves. I have seen many broken marriages and families torn apart because of this drug, only because the parents cared more for their medicine than being responsible adults.
Most people using this drug, have learning difficulties. Should I say more?

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