Just eight months after Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana, the states are already beginning to feel the detrimental haze set in as their economies are grinding to a halt.
Recent reports indicate homelessness has skyrocketed as pot heads lay in street gutters shooting up weed.
Police have had their hands full with rioters as people storm the streets, trashing store fronts and overturning cars as they demand free pot be provided as part of the food-stamp program.
So far the only thing keeping the drug from flooding the streets are the tough regulations being imposed by the states and cities which have ensured that only a select few can grow and sell the plant. This has also led to high prices, ensuring that even fewer people are able to consume cannabis.
Vehicular crashes are up 369 percent as clouds of smoke drift out of vehicles and block visibility on the major high ways. There have even been reports of a man who ran over a young girl on a bicycle as he was leaving the drive through of a fast food restaurant.
Worker productivity is at an all time low as people spend up to five hours of their work day taking smoke breaks while the disability rolls have swelled from workplace accidents.
As a sign of things to come, these states are already seeing vast amounts of school children overdosing on heroin due to the message that marijuana legalization has sent.
Critics fear that in time, consuming marijuana will be as socially acceptable as alcohol and that society will be oblivious to the damage done by it.
By: George M. Spooner
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