Pubdate: Tue, 17 Mar 2009
Source: Erie Times-News (PA)
Copyright: 2009 Erie Times-News
Author: Rodney Schuler


I think Gov. Rendell has hit on a real winner of an idea, to change 
the law and allow video poker machines in bars and other businesses. 
It would generate much money in taxes for such a good cause.

Now, why don't we use that same logic that he is using to legalize 
marijuana. After all, marijuana users are all around, so why not just 
legalize it and tax and regulate it? Look at all the money in taxes 
that could be collected.

The even bigger benefit from such legalization would be fewer people 
in prison. Also, it would make the drug cartels and smugglers 
irrelevent, thus reducing much violent crime.

Let's stop making criminals of casual marijuana users and start 
making tax dollars from them.

Rodney Schuler

North East
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