Friday, November 19, 2010

Medical pot

Mass pre-exams today for those 20 people arrested in Oakland County's recent crackdown on medical marijuana growers and dispensaries.

It is interesting that the opposition in this county is so strong against a measure passed by Michigan voters. However, it is easy to argue with the vague language of the law. And, of course, there is still the disparity between state and federal law regarding the legality of pot.

Still, one wonders what is the point of spending so much tax money to fight something that is inevitable. Why are we spending so much on a "crime" that is so mild?

Of all of the substance that can possibly abused by my children, I would have to say that pot would do them the least harm.

For that reason, I am surprised by the recent denial in the California vote to legalize pot. Lots of views out there on why that went down. The most telling was that those under 30 supported it, those over 60 opposed it. The split recalls the old hippy saying, "Don't trust anyone over 30."

I will go along with that. There is a lot of money being made because pot is illegal. Legalization would drive down the price. How much of that illegal money went into the anti-Prop 19 ad campaign? Got to figure that those in favor of keeping it illegal and profitable are all over 30.


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