Pubdate: Thu, 12 Aug 2010
Source: Sacramento News & Review (CA)
Copyright: 2010 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Charles Donaldson


Re "Legalize it?" by Nick Miller (SN&R Frontlines, August 5):

The time to legalize marijuana is coming, whether some people like or 
not. Those who oppose it will bring out every boogeyman that you can 
think of. There will never be a proposed law they like.

We need to pass Proposition 19. If there are problems, we can fix it. 
That is no different than most things in life. Trial and error is the 
way we learn.

The present system of prohibition makes outlaws out of our children 
and friends. Prohibition fuels a significant portion of drug 
violence, especially in Mexico. The current laws add to our prison population.

We need to change it now. If we wait for the perfect law, it will 
never happen. All the dire consequences that are proposed are with us 
now, with prohibition. Pass Prop. 19 this year!

Charles Donaldson

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