"I just don't see the legislation of marijuana causing any problems for the criminals," Gagliardi said. "The gangs are still going to grow marijuana and they're still going to sell marijuana, only now it will be legal for them to walk around with an ounce supply individually packaged and not have any repercussions."Marijuana legalization does not appear to be the law enforcement panacea that its proponents argued. Of course, legalizing dope has never been about undercutting crime. It it fundamentally part of the ongoing rush of our culture towards bread and circuses.
Related item: Merle Haggard had the best approach in his classic anthem to sanity from the 1960's: