At first glance, the Alliance Recycling Center is at best a nuisance, at worst a nexus for crime, drug use, and squalor. When examined more closely, however, Alliance serves as the lifeblood--the only viable source of income--for more than 400 homeless (and marginally housed) folks.
In my case, my jump was something closer to a walk. And no, that's not a figure of speech, I mean that quite literally. My jump was a walk -- a long one, finishing 2,185 miles later.
It is argued that legalization will reduce the amount of arrests for marijuana-related charges. That means less people will miss work, lose a job, have an arrest on their record, or restrict their chances of leading a productive life due to a victimless act that shouldn't be considered a crime.