Pubdate: Tue, 08 Jul 2014
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2014 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Steven S. Epstein


The Herald editorial on medical marijuana wasn't strong enough in its 
chastisement of the state Department of Public Health, though it did 
acknowledge that the process is "far behind where it was supposed to 
be" ("Pot system doped up," July 1). It is in fact as much as nine 
months behind schedule.

Let's fast-forward to 2016, when a ballot question ending marijuana 
prohibition for adults is likely to be on the ballot. Will that 
question give bureaucrats control over implementation, or will it 
apply the same laws and regulations as those on the cultivation and 
sale of produce - provided that both growing plants and the product 
of the plant we call marijuana are not accessible to the underaged?

- - Steven S. Epstein, Georgetown 
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