Tag Archives: Marijuana

The Case for Legalizing Marijuana

During a press conference that talked about the dangers of marijuana, an argument ensued about police tactics in enforcing marijuana laws. And a woman who wanted to talk about her son getting killed in a car accident by a driver who was high was shut down from speaking. It was a somewhat raucous news conference. […]

10 Things I’d Like to See in 2019 Minnesota

Legalize Marijuana – Legalizing marijuana serves several real life purposes. First, it reduces the unnecessary incarceration of people for a comparatively minor offense. Second, it reduces some of the African-American disparities in those incarceration rates. Third, it gives people with chronic pain a reasonable alternative to opioids. Fourth, it provides an economic boost for agriculture.  […]

Legalizing Weed

In regards to legalizing marijuana, I would like to discuss this statement from Majority Leader Paul Gazelka…. “It’s important to consider the many negative consequences that come with legalizing recreational marijuana,” Gazelka told the Dispatch in a statement. “Car accidents and addiction rates have increased in states that have legalized it, health care costs are […]