Pubdate: Thu, 29 Jul 2010
Source: Detroit News (MI)
Copyright: 2010 Tom MacLeod
Author: Tom MacLeod


So a retired judge, a prosecutor, and a sheriff conclude that the real
purpose of the medical marijuana movement was not about compassion for
those in chronic pain, but part of a secret campaign to legalize not
only marijuana but other far more dangerous drugs. But they lump
together those who might smoke a marijuana cigarette with those using
heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and alcohol, to name but a few
substances that are abused with far more devastating consequences. I
do not advocate the legalization of drugs, not even marijuana. But as
the judge, prosecutor and sheriff point out, law enforcement personnel
are stretched thin and the economy continues to be weak. Perhaps we
need to consider the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana.

Tom MacLeod, Clarkston
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