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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tomo News Funnies: Marijuana Legalization 2012- Colorado, Oregon, & Washington Vote

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Source: Tomo News Funnies: Marijuana Legalization- Colorado, Oregon, & Washington Vote

Hopefully the next step for marijuana legalization in America will be marijuana legalization, but state by state with a federalist approach. Not Obama Administration trying to legalize marijuana through executive order, not that they would do that anyway. But instead Uncle Sam backing off and allowing for the states and localities, to make their own decisions on marijuana. And no longer arresting people for simply possession or usage of marijuana, if they're 21 or over. Because even though marijuana may be legal in one jurisdiction, it is not legal nationally.

And I'm not being optimistic on this, because I haven't seen any evidence of this happening yet, but hopefully the Obama Administration, will take a wait and see approach and see how marijuana legalization is working in Colorado and Washington State and see how it works there. Especially since President Obama was overwhelmingly reelected in the Electoral College by Liberal Democrats such as myself, who want to see marijuana legalization nationwide and take a states rights approach. And say, "look, we aren't going to legalize marijuana nationwide, but if states want to do this, then that's their decision as long as they are taxing and regulating it. And that it will up to the states to regulate this while the Federal Government won't endorse or interfere with it." But they are responsible for the consequences of it as well. And lets see five years from now how marijuana legalization is doing in America. Is tax revenue up in the states, is crime less, more, or about the same, does our criminal justice system have fewer offenders, or not, etc. And then go from there.