Pubdate: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2013 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Steven S. Epstein


Massachusetts should take the steps it can to repeal the prohibition 
of marijuana and replace it with a law that punishes the selling or 
gifting of marijuana to children (Feb. 19). Freed from prohibition, 
the cultivation of and commerce in cannabis (marijuana, fiber, hurd 
and seed) would be taxed and take place in a manner in accordance 
with other generally applicable law.

Some will rant about the supposed dangers. But what the ranters 
reject is the self-evident truth at the heart of the dispute: That we 
are all created equal and endowed with the right to live our lives as 
we choose, so long as our choices are not the cause of injury to others.

- - Steven S. Epstein, Georgetown
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