Argument: Medical marijuana should not be allowed just to grow state revenues
Alberto Torrico. "Opinion: Medical marijuana needs closer regulation." Mercury News. November 15th, 2009: "a decision to legalize a powerful drug in order to balance our budget would be a critical mistake and would jeopardize public safety. Even in the midst of this fiscal crisis, we need to focus on providing safe medicine, not just grasping for any available revenue source."