Pubdate: Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2015 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Eric Casey


While I agree that the upcoming trip by state legislators to Colorado 
to explore the impact of marijuana legalization is likely 
unnecessary, I don't think the Herald should be so quick to highlight 
the alleged shortcomings of legalization there ("Rethink this road 
trip," Dec. 7). Teen use has not risen at a faster rate in Colorado 
when compared to states that have not yet legalized. A Colorado 
survey showed that, if anything, teen use of marijuana went down in 
2013, the first year of legalization.

Furthermore, it is not Massachusetts' problem if our border states 
have increased enforcement costs assuming the commonwealth legalizes 
marijuana in 2016. If these states want to cling to the misguided and 
unrealistic policy that is pot prohibition, let them pay for it.

- - Eric Casey, Marlboro
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