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  • jway 

    How could the current marijuana laws be "protecting people" when, as Sgt. Lemmons says, "people are regularly encountered in possession of marijuana"? Wouldn't that imply that the prohibition DOESN'T prevent people from getting marijuana and therefore DOESN'T protect people?

    Finding people in possession of marijuana at almost "50 percent of traffic stops" is proof of how much the seventy-year-old prohibition fails! Taxpayers spend $40 Billion-a-year keeping marijuana illegal and the only reason we pay this money is to make people safer - but it doesn't. It doesn't stop people getting marijuana and it doesn't make people safer and it doesn't return ANYTHING of value back to the taxpayers who fund it! Are we all so rich that this isn't a big deal?

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