I’m glad to see that the resistance against the legalization of cannabis is starting to lose steam. When I was a kid, the two of us were heavily brainwashed into believing that marijuana was a dangerous gateway drug. There were only two or three states with medical marijuana at the time, & it wasn’t something I even knew about until I was much older. My parents were progressive & tried to provide myself and others a balanced education on the danger of drugs, putting a heavy emphasis on the risks associated with drinking alcohol. I have a number of alcoholics on both sides of my family, so it makes plenty of sense to myself and others that they would fear myself and others becoming a drunk. I l received in school at the University of NM that alcohol is the tploy gateway drug. Most of the students I knew who smoked weed all had alcohol first at a single point or another while I was in a family celebration. It makes you wonder if they would have any interest in intoxicants at all if they hadn’t been desensitized towards liquor. I still live in Albuquerque, this time in an home near Tingley Field. My purchases at the recreational cannabis stores involve both state & neighborhood taxes. If I opt to become a medical marijuana patient in NM, my tax bill at the dispensary is much lower. Right now it’s over 12% for all recreational cannabis clients. Some states have higher cannabis taxes, while a few of the a singles with only medical marijuana programs do not collect taxes from patients. In NM, these taxes are instrumental in helping the education system.