I have to disclose that for several years I was adamantly against legalization, and I don’t even know why.
I recognize that it’s because the politicians I liked kept screaming about how evil it was, the preachers at church did the same thing, as did our parents.
I just accepted that pot was something that would literally rot my own brain plus make me a real criminal. What an idiot I was! I’m grateful the laws have been adjusted because I recognize it’s not only fantastic medicine, but a fantastic source of taxes for our local economy. And cannabis has been fantastic for this town, plus anyone who can’t see that is a blind fool. I’m as conservative as the next guy, but the cannabis dispensaries have created local works, pumped up the downtown district with more traffic than it’s seen in years, plus brought in a boatload of tax revenue for the entire city. I don’t see how regulating legal cannabis sales is more unusual than selling beer, or cigarettes, or any other vice people have. When things such as marijuana or booze are illegal, history has proven that people are going to do them anyway. When these vices are illegal, then only criminals profit, so marijuana legalization has helped make the whole state a safer arena in which to live. Cannabis has been taken from the hands of criminal organizations plus thrust into the free market, where they can thrive in healthy competition. Society wins in so several unusual ways, so that is why I have changed our stance on cannabis legalization, plus now see it as a positive thing.