- Jan 15, 2006
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- Airstrip One
Dude, you know how great that would be, I would buy a pack of those for $20! It would be a safe, taxed product, we would be sure that we got our special blend, not some dirt weed and the money would being going in "Mom & Pop" and the state's pocket. Pre-rolled and ready to go.
In all seriousness, do you have any idea how many jobs would be created through the legalization of marijuana?
Macon, a nearby city, used to experience growth year after year. Then, after all the lawsuits centered around tobacco, Brown & Williamson left town.
Ever since, unemployment went up (this was just prior to the Great Recession) and along with it CRIME. Poeple can't find work and everyday I hear on the news about another conveinence store worker being beaten or killed during a robbery. Homeless fight for space under overpasses...it's ugly there. All because a major provider of employment was litigated and legislated out of business.
If marijuana were legalized there's a chance they'd come back with the increase in demand. People would have good paying jobs, HEALTH INSURANCE, and money to stimulate the economy.
But no, that's not a good enough reason is it. Instead, we'll just let the homeless and unemployed pander for handouts so they can afford to DRINK themselves silly and escape this harsh reality.
...boggles the mind.