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I love the "Arguments" sections of the voter information packets -- the part where they get partisans on each side of the propositions to write a short essay about whether they should or shouldn't be made into law. They're so educational!

For example, this year I learned that here in Massachusetts, marijuana is so overpriced that people can only afford to purchase it in half-gram increments:
Decriminalization emboldens and enables drug dealers and poses a threat to public health and safety. One ounce of marijuana -- street value $600 -- equates to approximately 56 individual sales. --Michael O'Keefe, President, MA District Attorneys Association

Date: 2008-09-30 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bsdinobaby.livejournal.com
How does decriminalization embolden dealers?

Is the argument that the taxation will make it more expensive?

Date: 2008-09-30 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shgb.livejournal.com
My favorite was reading the "Small Government Good, Big Government Bad" act.

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