Chris Crew, a pro-marijuana attorney, said more about himself than his opponents with the quote: "They're losing out on the taxes. They're throwing their economy under the bus for a political belief" (TNT, 2-28).
Apparently he's motivated more by money than principles. People are cautious about the proliferation of nonmedical marijuana because the risks outweigh any benefit.
As a hospital social worker, I'm alarmed at the casual use by many pregnant women and secondhand exposure to children, as studies show infant and adolescent exposure increases the potential harm.
I think this is a social experiment that we're going to regret, but it will be almost impossible to go back now that we've opened the door.