Pubdate: Sun, 04 Apr 2010
Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
Copyright: 2010 The Spokesman-Review
Author: Gregory Bruna


Ballot initiative I-1068 is now gathering signatures to allow
Washingtonians to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana. I think
we should all consider this seriously and ask ourselves what causes
more harm to our society, marijuana or marijuana prohibition?

For those of us who are concerned with the state budget, it is
estimated that ending the war on marijuana would save Washington state
over $100 million a year. For those concerned with the failure of our
medical marijuana law to protect patients from prosecution, this would
certainly be a quick fix.

Maybe you are concerned with the thousands of people whose lives are
ruined by marijuana prohibition, whether it is from the drug wars on
our borders or imprisoning otherwise productive members of our society
and turning them into criminals. I'm a realist, and while I would
never encourage my children to use any drug, if they chose to
experiment with marijuana, I'd rather they bought it from someone who
will not sell to them until they are of age.

Let's vote to stop the flow of money to the drug cartels. Please
support the ballot initiative by signing or even volunteering!

Gregory Bruna

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