In a new ad being aired in California, a marijuana legalization group is arguing that the best way to fix California's massive budget woes is to legalize pot. Reports the AP: "'We're marijuana consumers,' says Nadene Herndon of Fair Oaks [in the ad], who says she began using marijuana after suffering multiple strokes three years ago. 'Instead of being treated like criminals for using a substance safer than alcohol, we want to pay our fair share.'" Is legalizing marijuana the best way to fix state, or even federal, budget deficits? Is it the best way for California specifically? If not, how can alcohol remain legal—and taxed—when marijuana is not? Post your thoughts.
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