Since we told you about a movement to legalize marijuana in Georgia, Patch readers have had plenty to say on the topic.
Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education, or Georgia CARE, a project of the Georgia Taxpayers Alliance Inc., wants to change the state's laws on marijuana, eventually leading to a complete legalization of the drug. The group is participating in the first Southern Cannabis Reform Conference this weekend in Atlanta.
Our post, Question of the Week: Should Marijuana be Legalized, received several comments as of Wednesday. Here's what some Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch readers had to say:
Norman: Pot smokers never harmed anyone...in fact, they might even help the economy by buying up all the snack foods. Actually, I don't buy all this "medical marijuana" stuff...just another excuse created by smokers to give their product of choice some credibility. In the end, it's probably no worse than all the folks going out for a drink at their local watering hole then driving home.
Diana Whitson: I agree that marijuana should be legalized. It should be regulated like alcohol. From what I've seen, it is less destructive than alcohol by a long shot. It would take a little stress off the legal system as well. It would be a revenue stream for the city/county/state.
Robert: Anyone who tries to justify legalizing a vice for the purposes of "raising government revenues" is probably already smoking pot.
csap: It, as well as sports betting and prostitution should all be legal. They are 3 fortune 100 industries that ALREADY exist that we get no tax revenue from. Regulate it all you like, but lets get those revenues. BTW, get your false morality out of my life!
Do you agree? Should marijuana be legal in Georgia? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments section below to continue the conversation.
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