Pubdate: Fri, 11 Jul 2014
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Los Angeles Times
Author: Mark Johnson


There is only one important point to make when it comes to marijuana: 
There is no logical legal rationale for harassing, arresting or 
jailing anyone for possessing, growing, buying or selling marijuana, 
other than those people who provide it to minors.

Marijuana is no worse than alcohol or tobacco, and laws regulating 
these substances should be equal. That Americans can smoke tobacco 
and drink alcohol with few legal consequences, while those who use or 
sell pot risk prison terms, job loss and confiscation of property, is insanity.

And let's not forget that full legalization would increase the 
potential for medical benefits and tax revenues, let alone the 
savings from defunding the useless war on drugs.

As for the prosecutor profiled in the article, I have absolutely no 
sympathy for her cause.

Mark Johnson Vista
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