http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reason...d-pot-smokers/It's a good time to be a marijuana smoker. Colorado and Washington have already enacted laws making weed legal for recreational use, and another 20 or so states allow it for medicinal use. With such a huge swath of the nation no longer harshing the mellow of their resident smokers, it appears the domino effect that marijuana proponents hope will lead to legalization at the federal level is finally gaining momentum.
Translation: It's just a matter of time before you're able to walk into your local 7-Eleven and buy a fat sack of Marlboro Marijuana 100s
If you're a smoker, it's the dream you've always dreamed of, but is it really going to be the stoner utopia some people are expecting? Probably not. Here are five reasons weed smokers shouldn't be looking forward to federally legalized marijuana.
A Cracked article, true, but a "serious" one. And sensible. These are all legitimate concerns, imo. I'm not sure I agree with the overall thesis, but I can't argue that commoditization doesn't have it's downsides. Look how it's taken since the end of prohibition to get where we are now with actual, quality American spirits and craft beers. Apparently the credit for the revolution of craft beer goes to Jimmy Carter, who deregulated it. But still, that's more than 30 years ago.