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Frankly, I have a hard time buying the concept of medical marijuana. I live in an area where several of my neighbours hold cards, including people I know. They are always 'bending' the rules... hiding plants, hiding extra product... and my next door neighbour's constant flow of traffic coming and going at all hours of the day and night I imagine has little to do with his so-called 'medicinal needs'... and I am not comfortable with the sort of people that this grow operation next door attracts.
The enforcement for keeping these guys within the constraints of the law is minimal at best. People become growers to profit, I've heard some acquaintances brag about their huge monthly income from being a grower.
I don't disagree with the use of this drug, as long as it doesn't adversely affect me, or my property value, and in truth, I wonder how much my property value is affected by the frequent and unmistakable pong of pot hanging around it thanks to my neighbour, not to mention the constant traffic. The fact that this is a legal issue creates all these factors that have adverse effects on everyone else, including attracting crime and criminals. What people choose to do with their own bodies is their business.... but when it starts ruining my time at home and taking dollars off the full value of my home, I have issues with that.
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