It gets legalized for recreational use to keep people dumb and keep politicians in power.I don't think so. I have no issue with it being researched and if medicinal advantages are truly proven then allow it with regulations similar to other RX drugs. But to just legalize it across the board to everyone I believe is opening Pandora's box. It has been illegal to use since it's beginning in the USA. Nothing has changed about the substance. The only thing that has changed is it's acceptance by society. It's acceptance does not justify it's legalization. There are several things in this country we have legalized simply because we accepted it and look where that has gotten us.
That is not true. It was only made illegal somewhere in the 1930s. Harry J. Anslinger was a huge proponent in making pot illegal. And he did so to improve his finances and no other reason. With ties to logging & paper companies as well DuPont. It was good for his wallet to make it illegal.It has been illegal to use since it's beginning in the USA. Nothing has changed about the substance.
This is a valid point and I have never thought about this. I still do not think this would ever happen. Economies do not work this way naturally. The only way I think this would happen is if the gov. put an extreme tax on the product, then you would get more people growing for own consumption and less tax revenue. This is called the Laffer curve. The gov, would never do that and people would not be forced to grow their own. Why don't people make their own beer? You can buy the materials to make it at the grocery store. The reason is that it won't be nearly as good and practically not any cheaper. Same with pot. Growing pot is a hell of a lot harder than just planting it and watering it. You can watch series on Netflix on what it takes to grow weed. You can grow tobacco and role cigs. Why don't people do that? Because it takes time and energy. Two things that Americans are not willing to sacrifice when you can just simply buy the item/product.there is a big problem still with all the states that have legalized pot
they used restricted growing and heavy taxing as part of the reasoning to legalize it
the problem is, this is not like trying to distill ethanol in your garage without poisoning yourself
anyone, anywhere in the US could grow all the pot they need for their own use, in their own garden or makeshift green house, literally for free.
The price would go near zero. There would no black market. And there would be no tax 'benefit' to rationalize it.
That is where it will all end up eventually - as long as legal outlets are charging $400 per ounce for something that literally grows like a weed, there will still be a black market.
Sooner or later someone will sue the government, and argue that if its legal, then its LEGAL, and you cannot stop people from growing flowers, tomatoes and pot for their own use.
They (Government) are trying to create products that will only register if you are high at that specific moment. I believe there are certain products out right now but they are still going through testing. I think once the government introduces this product, companies can have the choice to buy one or not. But I do not think the employer if they choose not to buy one, should be able to drug test employees in the legal states. People don't care if you drink alcohol or do coke (up to only 3 days half-life) when you're not at work. Just because weed has a longer half-life why should you be punished?Employers will still have the right to drug test and terminate employees who come up positive. Also for prescreening employees.
My company sent out an email about it when Colorado legalized it.
And how are cops to determine if you are driving under the influence? It stays in your system for 30 days.
Colorado has become a mecca for potheads that panhandle and just smoke pot all day.
Dangerous? Yes it is. Marijuana contains psychoactive compounds that cause chromosome damage, causes memory loss and impairs judgement especially now being it is stronger and more powerful than pot in the 70 s.
It's not as