A bill to legalize marijuana in California was approved by a key committee of the Assembly, in spite of opposition from law enforcement.
Assemblyman Danny Gilmore, a former CHP commander, said the estimated $1.3 billion in tax revenue is not worth the grief that will be caused by legalization. Gilmore uses the logical fallacy of the slippery slope arguement: "What's next? Are we going to legalize methamphetamines, cocaine?"
Bob Cooke, former president of the CA Narcotics Officers Assn told the committee: "The mere consideration of an attempt to trade human misery for tax dollars smacks of the cynical throwing away of countless human beings." I wonder how many people Cooke has made miserable and "thrown away" into jail over a plant?
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