Pubdate: Wed, 29 Sep 2010
Source: East Valley Tribune (AZ)
Copyright: 2010 D. J. Diebold
Author: D. J. Diebold


Legalizing marijuana with an age limit and mandatory warnings of its
drawbacks will bring choice to grown adults. Legislating morality has
NEVER worked. See prohibition's chaos and loss of life, not to mention
enriching mafia thugs and gangsters.

As a therapist specializing in substance abuse, I see the negatives of
using on a daily basis. But the fact is that the "War On Drugs" is
long lost.

Let's stop being afraid of political fear mongers who shake the same
old tree. No one can make you smoke marijuana and no one can make you
stop. You have to want to. It's an adult choice, with both legal and
potentially lethal consequences. Take the money out of the drug
business and you'll see dealers move on to their next scam and scheme.

D.J. Diebold,

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