Pubdate: Fri, 24 May 2013
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2013 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Steven S. Epstein


I am one of the 72 percent of Americans who recognize "government 
efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth" 
("'Correcting' pot law," May 19). That's according to a recent Pew 
Research Center report titled "Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana."

The Massachusetts law passed by voters at the ballot box last fall is 
horrendously flawed, but not for the reasons advanced in your 
editorial. The flaw is that it did not repeal the unwholesome and 
unreasonable, and therefore unconstitutional, prohibition on the 
cultivation of the marijuana plant and replace it with the least 
restrictive means to keep marijuana away from children.

  - Steven S. Epstein, Georgetown 
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