I know many of you will disagree with me on this post, yet I feel as if write I must. I was appalled tonight when I heard on the news about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington. So many of the people who seek counseling do so because of addictions. You can't tell me that the legalization of tobacco and alcohol sales caused a decrease in usage -- the opposite is true. Pornography is taunted by culture as harmless, yet thousands are trapped by its addictive qualities. Legalizing the sale of marijuana will increase its recreational usage, thus leading to more problems.
One of the reasons the states decided to legalize it is due to the increase in tax revenues. Are you kidding me? If we charge tax, then it somehow becomes morally acceptable?
I know that many argue for the medicinal uses of marijuana, but the hype I've heard in the media is about selling it in "Starbuck-like stores." Is such packaging and advertising catering to those who need medical help or is it appealing to a younger generation by being cool and chic?
The state laws stand in direct contradiction to the federal laws regarding the sale of marijuana. What does this mean for its implementation? I'm not sure but for now, lots of entrepreneurs are gearing up to get on the bandwagon to sale the goods.
What are your thoughts?