US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has called on the directors of the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration to investigate allegations of illegal use of public taxpayer funds to influence Oregon's upcoming vote on marijuana legalization, known as Measure 91.
Marijuana ain't alcohol or tobacco. But suppose it was. Colorado has reportedly raked in about $25 million in taxes, licenses and fees. Does anyone seriously claim there has been a quarter billion dollars in social costs in Colorado as a result? That's greater than the annual cost of all high-rise fires in America.