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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:44 PM

2. And even if they weren't...

...it's bad enough that we keep clogging the system with these minor offenses. If someone were growing vegetables where they shouldn't be growing them (on government land, or in violation of a local ordinance) they would face stiff fines. Why not fine people for growing or selling pot? I think it should be legal to grow or possess, but our criminal system could function much less inefficiently if fines replaced jail time in many of these cases.

Washington State is a good example. Since marijuana was legalized here, I've seen just one case of public pot smoking. I had anticipated seeing and smelling it everywhere, but that hasn't happened. There's a $100 fine for smoking it in public, and I think that's what keeps people from doing it, for the most part.

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