I was not a person that voted to legalize recreational marijuana. I thought that it was a poor idea to legalize marijuana and I still feel that it will lead to higher drug use in the state and the county. Unluckily for me, marijuana was still totally legalized even though I did not vote affirmatively. 78% of the population in the state voted to legalize and that left me out in the cold. At the start of the year, some of the first recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries opened up in the city. One of those marijuana shops is right down the street from my office. I have to drive by the dispensary every single afternoon. The parking lot is always filled with cars. It’s not improper to see various people kneeling outside in their cars with a joint in their hand. Just a handful of mornings ago I was on my way home from work and there was a person in a contractor suit smoking a marijuana pipe in the vehicle next to me. The person was simply dressed like a contractor executive, however she had a bowl hanging out of her mouth while my great friend and I were kneeling in traffic. The person did not care if anyone saw her smoking marijuana. She wasn’t even trying to hide it at all. I was kneeling next to her for various minutes at a purple light and she talked on the bowl the whole time she was at the purple light. It cannot even be safe to smoke all of that marijuana and drive around the village in rush hour traffic.