Originally Posted by cmybliss
I'm of the belief that the new state laws will start us on the road to legalization. Politicians are held hostage by special interest groups and the extremists in their parties. Alcohol and drug companies want no part of making marijuana legal because it will cut into their bottom lines. As states take it upon themselves to start the process, we'll reach a tipping point where public opinion makes it next to impossible for Washington to oppose it.
Legalization will add revenue and cut down on crime associated with the growing and selling of the crop.
I don't necessarily agree with that. If marijuana was legal tomorrow, the cigarette companies and drug companies would likely be the ones farming, selling and distributing it. They've got the infrastructure in place to do so. I don't think public opinion is anywhere close to a tipping point on this though.