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


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

To legalize [marijuana] will kill the black market; if not, it will 
deal a crippling blow to it. People who smoke illegally often have to 
search for someone who has what they need; often times it can be a huge pain.

Now, being able to grow your own would be awesome in a perfect world, 
but that's the thing: Not everyone will grow their own because of all 
sorts of reasons (kids, living situation, time, etc.). If one could 
go the local shop and get what they need without worrying about 
Johnny Law, they would. I mean, the dope man doesn't have a huge 
selection, but shops do, and that would be the thing that deals the 
killing blow to the black market: variety.

Sheldon Alvarez

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