Legalizing Marijuana without Mandatory Drug Education Classes?

by Mike Miller December 7, 2013

Proponents of legalized marijuana claim that all the dire warnings of legalizing marijuana – increased crime and use of other drugs – have not come to fruition. Some of that may be true, but there is no denying that marijuana consumption has gone up over the past decade.

Those in support of legalizing marijuana say that while driving under the influence of any intoxicant is dangerous, the research shows that driving after smoking marijuana is less dangerous than after drinking alcohol. If that is not backward logic I don’t know what is. As reported in www.nytimes.com.

I think I know what Americans are smoking when a Gallup poll found that 58 percent of Americans think the drug should be made legal. It is scary because advocates for marijuana legalization are correct when they see the moves in Colorado and Washington to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes as the start of a wave.

Still, even as public opinion in support of legalizing marijuana has grown, opposition remains strong among many, including some law enforcement organizations, which warn that the use of the drug leads to marijuana addiction and endangers the health of users and encourages the use of other drugs.

Where does it stop? Do we make all drugs legal? Or just marijuana for now and suffer for that? What happens when you find out this wasn’t such a good idea?

After California, medical marijuana was legalized in 19 states and the District of Columbia. I ask you to comment here – are medical marijuana card holders medically in need of cannabis. I think they need to take a marijuana drug class and try to find an alternative medication for whatever they think ails them.

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