Pubdate: Fri, 11 Jan 2013
Source: News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
Copyright: 2013 The News and Observer Publishing Company
Author: Kelly Hill


Regarding Froma Harrop's Jan. 2 column "Time to end the marijuana 
farce": Marijuana should be legalized for medical reasons, as in some 
cases the substance aids in relieving pain in the terminally ill.

It should also be legalized for everyone over the age of 21, the same 
as for alcohol. Most people can get access to it if they want, 
whether it's marijuana or alcohol.

It seems the justice system really has no positive influence on 
repeat marijuana users through court costs, jail time or community 
service. If marijuana were legalized, the government could tax it and 
use the money to assist in substance-abuse education purposes.

Kelly Hill

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