Pubdate: Tue, 12 Jun 2012
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2012 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Tyler Scionti


Let's look at what would happen if marijuana were legalized 
("Anti-pot activists want SJC to clear up ballot wording," June 4). 
The illegal drug trade would be destroyed. Why spend $300 an ounce 
when I could buy it at the gas station for $100? Next, child use 
would disappear if there were an established age of 21. Lastly, pot 
could be taxed. This could further raise the price (making it less 
practical to buy) and generate revenues.

Marijuana shouldn't be used, but its status as an illegal drug hurts 
the ability of the government to track and control it.

- - Tyler Scionti, Sherborn
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