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Marijuana legalization: Damn the science, full speed ahead

By Jim Gogek If tobacco was not legal, and we knew the full scientific extent of its health impacts, would we legalize it today? Not a chance. A substance that’s dangerously addictive and kills half the people who use it … Continue reading

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After legalization, the powerful marijuana lobby would kill marijuana taxes. Just ask the San Diego City Council…

By Jim Gogek Advocates for legal marijuana promise that we could tax the heck out of it to pay for any costs it might create, such as the costs of treating the increased number of people addicted to marijuana. But … Continue reading

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Marijuana addiction: MJ lobby vs. science

Is marijuana physically addictive or not? The MJ lobby says no. But medical science says otherwise. Who do you believe? Like almost all ballot measures and new laws, Proposition 19, California’s marijuana legalization initiative, includes many one-sided arguments and conjecture … Continue reading

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