Pubdate: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) Copyright: 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Contact: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1686 Author: Larry Pogreba LEGALIZE POT TO CURB ABUSES Isn't this a democracy? Wasn't medical marijuana passed by a majority vote of the citizens? I guess we can go back to jailing these offenders. That would only cost about $1 billion, not to mention lost sales of junk food. I think our Legislature needs some remedial math. Making it illegal again would also be a big boost for Canadian and Mexican growers and smugglers. The drug wars in Mexico are killing about as many people per year as Vietnam. The Middle East wars don't even come close. The only way to end this is to let anyone who wants to smoke pot grow a small amount. The price would drop to near nothing and the drug lords would have to get jobs. When drugs were legalized in Holland, use in the schools dropped in half - something to do with forbidden fruit, I suppose. There are a few people abusing our gun laws too. You don't suppose ... nah.... Larry Pogreba Willow Creek - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.