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Proposal 18-1. A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.
the only ones getting rich are the marijuana industry. State governments and society lose money whenever pot is legalized. Whether it is costs to employers, increases to social service costs, the rise in homelessness or the regulatory system created to manage the marijuana program, the marijuana industry doesn’t pay these costs. Instead, we all pay: citizens, employers, and state government. Thus, any revenue is outweighed up by the societal costs attributed to legalization. This is just like tobacco and alcohol, where costs far outweigh revenues.
I had enough of pharmaceuticals in my system growing up with a chronic illness that I can't imagine wanting to feel that way for "recreation " purposes.
originally posted by: Zrtst
Not a fan personally, I had enough of pharmaceuticals in my system growing up with a chronic illness that I can't imagine wanting to feel that way for "recreation " purposes. that and the fact that I have too much constructive things to do and too little time to do it, hence my aversion to tv, video games and pot/alcohol. Don't need to use that stuff to have fun anyway, would rather be in full control of my faculties.
Time will tell the ramifications...my bet is that the state with the highest car insurance will remain so, if not go higher. Thanks for that in advance.
Here are some related facts to insurance increases:
One in five drivers are under the influence of marijuana, up from one in ten prior to legalization (Washington Traffic Safety Commission).
Since legalization in Colorado, there has been a 66% increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths (Rocky Mountain HIDTA)
States that legalized recreational marijuana saw an increase of 16% in average auto insurance premiums the year after legislation passed, as compared to the year prior.
Colorado saw a 33% and Nevada saw a 40% increase in average yearly premiums within the year prior and year after legalization passed.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
a reply to: Nyiah
And if you have them both? No reason to leave the house and be a "danger" on the road, doing 35 in a 55. LOL
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JinMI
a reply to: Nyiah
I live in Oregon.
When I retire, I plan on getting as high as a friggin' kite!
Can't now because I occasionally have to scrub in for surgeries and well, patient lives, yadda, yadda.