I am doing this post in the District of Columbia where recreational cannabis is legal. Guess what? The sun still rises in the east and sets in the west. Business is done. People work out. Kids go to school. ATMs still work. Water still flows downhill. Politicians yammer on like they always have. Cheech and Chong are nowhere to be seen. Life goes on – even with legal weed. Same thing in Colorado. Same thing in Washington State.
In the Land of the Free no one should go to jail for using marijuana. If one is truly for limited government one does not have to like pot, but to be philosophically consistent one must tolerate its use by others.
Mexican manufacturers of illegal marijuana bricks have driven down prices as residents in California, Colorado, and Washington state now have safe access to reasonably affordable medical marijuana and/or recreational cannabis.
“Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90,” a Mexican marijuana grower told NPR news in December 2014. “But now they’re paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It’s a big difference. If the U.S. continues to legalize pot, they’ll run us into the ground.”