Pubdate: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2012 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Steven S. Epstein


Implicit in positions taken by Kevin Sabet ("Say no to lax, legal 
nightmare," Oct. 13) and Peter Hayashi ("Vote to aid sick, dying 
patients," Oct. 13) over whether ill people may use "medical 
marijuana" and the adequacy of restrictions to prevent it from 
entering an existing and thriving black market is acceptance of the 
"nanny state." Cultivation and commerce in cannabis does not pose a threat.

Instead of debating whether Question 3 is sufficiently restrictive, 
we should be debating ending the federal prohibition on marijuana 
altogether so that states may regulate the plant as they choose.

Steven S. Epstein, Georgetown
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