There are a lot of reasons for Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Indiana or any other state should relegalize Marijuana for personal use. Here in Indiana, we spend $150 Million every year locking up pot smokers while at the same time cutting back fire fighters and emergency workers, closing libraries, laying off teachers. By relegalizing, we are creating thousands of new, sustainable and well-paying new jobs. Make that tens of thousands of new jobs if you throw in medical Marijuana and industrial Hemp. If a tax and regulate like alcohol scheme is followed, we’re creating a whole new tax base.

The political reality is that if Oregon, Washington or Colorado’s relegalize initiatives pass, the rest of the states will follow. Eventually, so will Indiana.

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/10/reasons_why_voters_should_lega.html