Pubdate: Tue, 05 Jun 2012
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2012 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Dave Walker


Regardless of whether one supports legalization of medical marijuana, 
it's long past due to bring the issue of marijuana itself to the 
forefront ("Medical marijuana opponents fight AG on ballot question," 
May 27). "Mary Jane" itself should be legalized and taxed, and it 
would eliminate untold wastes of court time in this country along 
with bringing in billions in badly needed revenue to all levels of 
government. Pro or con, marijuana is no different than alcohol, 
cigarettes or any other habit-forming vice. It is clear that the "war 
on drugs" has been a total failure, with the cost probably unknown 
(trillions anyone?) and has done nothing to stop the flow of drugs 
across our borders.

- - Dave Walker, Dartmouth
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