Other states brimming with money from legalized pot

Published: June 19, 2013

Oklahoma has taken a giant step backward with regard to marijuana. Thanks to a new law, starting this fall anybody who drives in Oklahoma within 30 days after consuming marijuana will be “driving under the influence” as a matter of law. One of the authors of this new law (House Bill 1441) was unaware that marijuana is a Schedule I drug and was therefore unaware of the consequences of his legislation. Nonetheless, I remain optimistic that marijuana will soon be legal in Oklahoma.

Why? Because the treasuries of Washington state and Colorado are about to be brimming with money from legalized pot. Liquor by the drink, pari-mutuel betting, the state lottery — time and again we have seen that when the Lord sees the money, the Baptists see the light!

Chad Moody, Oklahoma City

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