This was raised in the New Zealand election thread, but since that thread is unlikely to get a lot of non-NZ traffic I thought this could do with it's own thread.
I live in Colorado which recently changed it's laws to make recreational marijuana use legal. Marijuana is regulated in a similar way to alcohol, if you are 21 or older, you can buy up to an ounce at a licensed store, as long as you have a Colorado ID. People from outside Colorado can buy a quarter ounce.
Since legalisation, state tax revenues have seen a significant increase (there is a 25% state tax on recreational marijuana) and tourism numbers have also increased.
At the same time there has been an increase in ER overdose patients, particularly young children who have eaten edible marijuana products.
Would you like marijuana to be legalised where you live?