Should recreational marijuana be legal?
Colorado and Washington state have begun to tax and regulate recreational marijuana, and 18 other states, including Maine, have legalized medical marijuana.
According to Reuters, Colorado has earmarked $40 million in tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales to fund schools.
Opponents argue legalizing marijuana leads to increased substance abuse problems and sends the message to children that drug use is acceptable. Many are also concerned about the impact that smoking marijuana will have on users' health.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.