Pubdate: Thu, 05 Mar 2009
Source: Daily Breeze (Torrance, CA)
Copyright: 2009 Los Angeles Newspaper group
Author: Jim Harrigan


We received just one response to our Question of the Week. This week's
question: "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that
federal agents will no longer raid marijuana dispensaries in states
such as California, where medical pot is legal. Is this a victory for
patients, or does it undermine law enforcement?"

Over 11 years ago, a letter to the editor I wrote was published in the
Daily Breeze asking for change in the "war" on drugs and pointing out
that it was costing us more than $40 billion per year.

Now, almost a half-trillion dollars later, we find ourselves in worse
condition, with Mexico on the brink of narco-revolution. When will we
learn? When will we change? How stupid can we get?

Jim Harrigan

Redondo Beach
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