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Top of the hour recreational marijuana use is now legal in two states Colorado and Washington becoming the first states to allow anyone at least 21 years old Kerry.
Up to an ounce of week.
And supporters say this could start a nationwide movement.
-- -- But our next guest says legalizing marijuana is a dangerous idea he knows because he battled drug addiction before finding -- Bishop Ron Allen is ahead of -- CC's mission and he's my guest this morning morning tradition.
Morning Gretchen are you doing this morning I'm doing great I know that you started your Odyssey with drug use at the age of nineteen and you started with pot right.
Pot or marijuana is gateway drug in his highly addictive where have we have scientific fact.
That show great -- data on that now and you went on to crack cocaine and where from the air.
-- no doubt about it from marijuana to crack cocaine.
Marijuana is a substance that's highly addictive but.
Once you start smoking one joint to joint five joints.
You can't get higher for marijuana anymore and you -- want.
A and and get high so you.
Go do something here every year -- statistics tell us earlier you start.
Marijuana the more likely to go on to harder drugs and I did data actually went to crack cocaine.
And so some people who are proponents of this will say well.
You know alcohol is legal and that's also a substance that when you abuse -- there are problems so what's the difference.
-- -- -- The Matra regulate alcohol.
Marijuana like alcohol.
Is they out misnomer it is absolutely revolutionary.
-- that difference between alcohol and marijuana when you drink alcohol you can self regulate.
You can -- care.
It feels like I'm getting intoxicated but -- marijuana.
You cannot self regulate.
With that TH seed being so high -- it today one hit that joint you are intoxicated.
And that's the major -- between marijuana.
You cannot self regulate -- marijuana and you do not know how high you going to get and that's gonna cost problem from Colorado and Washington.
So so so people who don't live in Colorado -- Washington right now are asking.
Maybe some why in God's name could take.
Legalize this drug what would the benefit -- and I guess people who are in favor of it say.
Astonishingly so that it would bring in tax revenue to the states to balance a budget because they plan to tax it.
-- could not be another way like maybe cutting costs first before we go to on the path to legalizing drugs.
-- -- -- -- Very honestly people want to get high.
And now marijuana seems to be the drug of choice today that very highly addictive schedule one drug and what about the world health and well for a cost.
Bob the emergency room visits.
Do you lie driving deaths broken homes.
Especially now underserved community any -- -- that Colorado.
And Washington State will raise will be.
By the health -- -- for a cost that you're going to have the indoor I guarantee you that.
It's it's a fascinating discussion and message about culture in our nation a bishop Ron Allen and somebody who would know about all this thanks for your thoughts.
Thank you for having me this morning.
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