Marijuana. Pot. Etc ...
In Georgia and many other states, possession and sale of it is illegal. However, many people long have advocated legalization of some amounts for so-called "recreational" use.
How do you feel about legalizing marijuana for recreational use? Tell us in the comments below.
And three states -- Colorado, Oregon and Washington state -- have a measure on the November ballot that would legalize up to an ounce of pot.
According to Foxnews.com, polling shows the measures in Washington and Colorado have at least 50 percent support.
“If Washington or Colorado wins in November, and both of them have a good chance to do so, it is going to be transformative in the way we think about marijuana policy in this country and even outside,” longtime legalization advocate Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance said on Foxnews.com.
President Obama and drug czar Gil Kerlikowski have been mum, even though the government’s website has warnings. The Office of National Drug Control Policy quotes a study that found one in six children who tries marijuana is at risk of developing a drug addiction.
An interesting endorsement came from an umbrella organization for child welfare groups.
Jon Gould, Deputy Director of the Children’s Alliance, said marijuana laws are being enforced unevenly and that hurts minorities and the poor.
“If those kids’ parents are shut out of housing, shut out of employment, shut out of education opportunities, we’re not helping those kids,” Gould said.
And if it's legal, it might lead to new jobs and tax revenue.
-- So now we ask, should recreational marijuana use be legalized? Should Georgia allow it? Tell us in the comments below.