By Mark Joseph Stern
This New Year's Eve (click here) was an especially celebratory one for Colorado: When the clock hit midnight (Mountain Time), the state's first legal marijuana sale took place: Washington state and Uruguay have joined Colorado in legalizing the substance, but Colorado was first to create and implement a regulatory framework....
People have been through enough. No matter how many have made obscene money and believe they are happy, they didn't get a hoot about the great people of this nation. People have suffered for over a decade now. They have suffered economically, they have lost their homes, they have been abandoned when they wanted to work, they have gone hungry when food stamps were removed from within their grasp, they have watched their education costs escalate to hideous amounts of repayment, the American Dream has been robbed from this nation.
This is a new economy. These folks have fought and demanded and aided the infirmed and solved problems in chronic pain as well as saw cancer victims eat and gain weight. They are heroes unto themselves and others. They have now made a stride in legalization that can help their state pay it's bills and begin to rebuild. They are heroes. They are happy being RESPONSIBLE heroes, exhibiting the maturity that brings.
This is a new economy and they aren't going to abandon it. They are happy and they are making others happy. Leave them alone. They have done something for themselves and others that Wall Street abandoned. I just hope they continue to be their own heroes without the selling out to Wall Street because the quality will be ruined and the responsibility for safe practice will disappear with exploitative corporate profits.
Leave them alone. They are hurting no one and there is every measure they are helping many.