Pubdate: Thu, 27 Oct 2005
Source: Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN)
Copyright: 2005 Chronicle-Tribune
Author: Kirk Muse
Bookmark: (Cannabis)
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)


I'm writing about your editorial, "Marijuana is a problem in our community."

Marijuana is relatively safe in that it has never caused a documented 
death from its use. However, marijuana prohibition is very dangerous, 
because marijuana then is sold only by criminals. Criminals who often 
sell other, much more dangerous drugs, and who offer free samples to 
their marijuana customers.

For the sake of our children, we need to regulate and control the 
sale of marijuana.

Only legal products can be regulated by our government. Only legal 
products can be controlled by our government. And only legal products 
can be taxed by our government.

Speaking of taxes, it seem to me that non-marijuana users would be 
very much in favor of taxing a product that they don't use.

Around here, taxing someone else's vice is very popular.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz.
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