Reader: It's Time to End the Nightmare That Is Legal Dope
A photo taken during a local DEA drug raid.
Our interview with NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre about Governor John Hickenlooper saying Colorado voter's were reckless when they legalized marijuana generated lots of vitriol aimed at Hick. But this reader apparently feels the guv's choice of words could have been a lot stronger.
I think the results of legalization speak for themselves. A massive black market, Colombian drug gangs using dispensaries to launder money, numerous explosions from stoners making hash and the lies of massive tax infusions for the schools (tax receipts are barely half of what was promised).
It's time to put the vote back in front of the people so that we can end the nightmare that is legal dope.
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