Pubdate: Sun, 08 Jan 2012
Source: Herald, The (Everett, WA)
Copyright: 2012 Doug McGee
Author: Doug McGee


In response to the Thursday letter writer who asks for common sense
("Don't replace state booze biz with pot"): This is exactly what we
want. We are not asking for it to be legal to drive under the
influence or smoke at work or while operating heavy equipment. We are
saying that you should not be faced with prison time for possessing or
smoking pot. If someone takes a gun and robs someone to support their
pot habit it would still be just as illegal as someone robbing someone
to support their alcohol habit. It's a lot less likely, and will not
become more so if pot is legalized.

If it's real important that to you Wal-Mart reap the profits instead
of your local community then by all means, keep the state out of the

I do agree with one thing he said:

"There is plenty of information available. Please educate yourself on
the issue and vote from a base of knowledge."

The letter writer should follow his own advice.

Doug McGee

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