Reader: Prohibition doesn't work -- not for liquor, not for pot
Pot was definitely a hot topic in Colorado in 2012 -- even before voters decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and that includes growing your own (six plants per person, please). And if pot is hot across the state, it's led to particularly heated conversations on this blog.
During alcohol prohibition in the 1920s, all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals, young men died every day on inner-city streets while battling over turf, a fortune was wasted on enforcement, and billions in taxes were lost, finally, the economy collapsed --does that sound somewhat familiar?
The only people that believe prohibition is working are the ones making a corrupt living by enforcing laws in it's name, and those amassing huge fortunes on the black market profits. Literally not one prohibitionist argument survives scrutiny. Not a single one! --and certainly not those promoted by drunken farm animals!
Let the comments commence!
From our archives: "How do I grow my own marijuana? Ask a Stoner."
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