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Get your stoned face out of my face

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How will marijuana legalization affect us? If only there were a way to see the future, to look into a crystal bong, so to speak.

Well, we can, more or less. It’s been legally sold in Colorado for four years. Has it turned people there into zombies? Is there more general giggling than there was before?

The sky hasn’t fallen. Various studies indicate that teen consumption hasn’t increased (in fact, it’s gone down, according to trusted news source leafbuyer.com). Traffic fatalities continue on a downward trend. That’s what happens when everybody drives three miles an hour. And with $230 million going into the treasury in 2016, tax revenues are so high they can’t feel their face.

So maybe it’s not going to be the end of civilization. But things are going to get weird.

More young people than old consume pot. According to the Financial Post, 61 per cent of people aged 18 to 34 have tried it. Twenty-nine per cent of that age group used marijuana........

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