MarijuanaPosted: October 10, 2011
Some people use marijuana for health purposes: Glaucoma, frequent vomiting from chemo, etc. It seems to serve a legitimate medical purpose. Thus, the debate continues about whether federal anti-drug laws should trump state laws allowing medical marijuana.
I say legalize and tax its sale and use. In Omaha, we have the problems associated with gambling casinos across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, but we receive none of the financial benefits. I get the Principle Argument. But it seems the benefits outweigh the downside of abusive gambling. Same with marijuana in my correct opinion. Now the harder stuff (e.g. heroin, cocaine, meth, etc.) is a different story.
I know a guy (it’s not me–really) who ate some marijuana brownies before going to a college class. He said he was talking with a pretty girl before class and really enjoying his conversation. Then she said, “Yoooooooooooouuuuuuurrrrrrrr stoooooooooonnnnnnnnned.” His breakfast choices changed.
California’s battling the Feds over the issue. Read here.