Pubdate: Wed, 16 Feb 2011
Source: Roanoke Times (VA)
Copyright: 2011 Roanoke Times
Author: Kirk Muse


Re: Robert Sharpe's outstanding commentary, "Another wrong turn in the
war on drugs" (Feb. 10):

I'd like to add that marijuana is relatively safe in that it has never
caused a documented death from its use. However, marijuana prohibition
is very dangerous because it then is sold only by criminals --
criminals who often sell other, much more dangerous drugs and who
offer free samples to their marijuana customers.

For the sake of our children, we need to regulate and control the sale
of marijuana. Only legal products can be regulated by our government.
Only legal products can be controlled by our government. And only
legal products can be taxed by our government.

It seems to me that nonmarijuana users would be very much in favor of
taxing a product they don't use.

Around here, taxing someone else's vice is very popular.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz. 
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