Legal marijuana, day two: Colorado basically just one big Choom Gang now « Hot Air: "Earlier, Charles Cooke of NRO invited opponents on Twitter to make an argument for legalizing alcohol but not marijuana that doesn’t amount to “because that’s how it’s always been.” That’s a fine Burkean conservative impulse but not an argument in itself; if it was, no tradition could be touched, no matter how flawed or wasteful (e.g., the Drug War). Some people argued that the key difference between booze and weed is that it’s possible to enjoy the former without getting buzzed. That’s true, but so what? Lots of people drink mainly or solely for effect. The guys you see walking out of the liquor store or supermarket on Saturday night with cases of MGD aren’t headed home to hold tasting sessions with it. If you’re that worried about Americans getting blitzed, either ban alcohol or impose strict limits on consumption."
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