Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nevada Will Have Vote on Legalizing Marijuana

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On November 7, Nevadans will have the opportunity to vote on whether to legalize pot.

If it passes Nov. 7, Nevada will be the first state to allow adults to possess up to an ounce of pot that they could buy at government-regulated marijuana shops.
The "Committee to Keep Nevada Respectable" opposes the measure. What a name for a committee in a state with alcohol pouring 24/7 down the throats of people gambling their asses off -- the ones who aren't visiting one of the legal brothels.

And surprisingly, I find myself somewhat agreeing with a Baptist minister:

"Make no mistake, I don't think using marijuana is a wise choice for anyone," said the Rev. William C. Webb, a Baptist minister who joined dozens of other religious leaders in announcing their backing. But "if there has to be a market in marijuana, I'd rather it be regulated with sensible safeguards than run by violent gangs and dangerous drug dealers."
Voters in Colorado will be voting on a similar measure.

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