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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Kevin Sabet
A group protesting the possibility of legal marijuana in Hawaii told lawmakers Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies would try to hook people on the drug.
More drivers tested positive for marijuana in Washington in 2013 - the first full year after the state legalized pot - but officials so far say there's been no obvious, corresponding jump in car accidents.
If you're an advocate of legalized marijuana, this is not the kind of celebrity endorsement you're looking for.
Kevin Sabet, executive director of the anti-pot group Project SAM - for Smart Approaches to Marijuana - said states eyeing potential marijuana tax revenues should consider that the social costs of alcohol, ranging from lost workplace productivity to traffic accidents, usually outstrip revenues from taxing the beverages by 10 to one.
"For the state to think they're actually going to gain money when all is said and done I think is a very difficult proposition to make," Sabet said.