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That said, the legalization of marijuana in some States has created an interesting "be careful what you ask for" moment.
On Constitution Radio, Bishop Ron Allen explained that heroine has become cheaper to buy than legal marijuana. In the States where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use, the cost of the product has skyrocketed. As a listener of that episode of Constitution Radio explained, a listener who happens to be a lawyer, by the way, since marijuana is now legalized in some places, the growers are now required to pay minimum wage, pay for worker’s compensation insurance, and pay all of the other taxes and regulatory fees that accompanies owning a business in the United States. As a result, an underground illegal marijuana market is emerging, and the use of more dangerous drugs has been increasing.
Now, also, according to a Reuters article on August 6, 2017, titled: Toxic Waste from U.S. Pot Farms Alarms Experts, “Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states.”
So, marijuana, as per the liberal left's desire, has been legalized, and as a result it is too expensive to smoke so they have to go back to buying it illegally to be able to afford it, and the illegal kind of weed they can afford creates an environmental nightmare that is on the rise as a result of their decision to legalize marijuana because the demand for illegal pot is on the rise...and these are the people who are the environmentalism champions.
Liberal leftists, you should have listened to us conservatives in the first place.
Be careful what you wish for, and quit smoking pot. It's not good for you. If you hadn't lost so many brain cells from smoking pot, you might have seen this catastrophe resulting from your decisions coming. Then again, dude, maybe you wouldn't have.
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