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  • Posted December 26, 2013 by
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    Does marijuana help you?


    Yes

     
    My only retail experience with pot was in Amsterdam. As a middle aged generation X'er who grew up being told that smoking one marijuana joint is like smoking 120 cigarettes and it will kill you just as fast, I decided to experiment as an adult to find out what the big deal is with pot. Throughout the experience I just kept thinking to myself. What is the big deal? You walk into a coffee shop, buy a joint, and go on about your business. Pot really needs to be in the same category as alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Thank goodness Colorado and Washington got their act together. I am hoping that other states wake up since the majority of Americans are for legalization. If they don’t, then I hope that the federal government steps in and legalizes it. They also need t o change banking regulations to allow retail dispensaries to work with banks, to bring marijuana out of the shadows and they also need to repeal the civil asset forfeiture laws that are being abused by law enforcement agencies to literally steal from citizens. It is time to let state and federal law enforcement fry the bigger fish and to stop wasting resources and ruining lives because of marijuana. Americans should be able to exercise their civil liberties here in the United States, and not have to fly to Lisbon or Amsterdam to do so. To answer your question, yes, I will buy retail pot once it is legal and decriminalized. I live in Texas, so it might be a while.

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