The Nation: Legalizing Pot at Home

Whether or not a person should have the right to use marijuana if he wishes has been hotly debated, of course, across American dinner tables for years. States and municipalities have wrestled with the issue and are increasingly liberalizing laws against personal use. In Oregon, for example, someone caught taking the drug gets off with a fine of $100 at most. Last week Alaska went a good deal further by becoming the first state where the use of marijuana at home was legalized. However, the unanimous ruling by the state's supreme court also continued prohibitions against the sale or public use...

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