Pubdate: Fri, 30 Oct 2009
Source: Victoria Advocate (TX)
Copyright: 2009 Victoria Advocate Publishing Company
Author: Bobby Rodriguez


Editor, the Advocate:

I believe marijuana should be legalized here in Texas,  not only for
medical purposes but also for recreational  use.

Alcohol is legal, and it has killed thousands if not  more people. It
causes violence, drunk driving, spouse  and child abuse, and the list
goes on.

So if this substance is legal, then why isn't  marijuana? When was the
last time marijuana has killed  someone? I have heard of not one
incident where this  has happened and even if it has happened, the
percentages are far less than that of alcohol.

I think we would save a lot of money if marijuana was  legal because
the war on drugs is very costly. Texas  could also make money if it
was grown here and sold to  other states and countries.

Ponder on this for a while, and you will realize that  marijuana being
illegal is a waste of money and causes  many innocent people to go to

Thank you for your time.

Bobby Rodriguez,  Victoria
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