Pubdate: Thu, 21 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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