Pubdate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 Source: Albany Democrat-Herald (OR) Copyright: 2011 Lee Enterprises Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/HPOp5PfB Website: http://www.democratherald.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/7 Author: Howard Wooldridge LET'S QUIT CHASING PLANTS Speaking as a retired detective, thank you for calling for a rational approach to marijuana, that is legalize, regulate and tax. It has always been a horrific waste of our time to chase a green plant, while pedophiles lurk in Internet chat rooms and drunk drivers threaten those on the highway. As the Thin Blue line shrinks in Oregon, our leaders need to have us focus on public safety, not the personal safety of adults in their home. During my time on the streets I learned the government cannot fix stupid. Howard Wooldridge Adamstown, Md. (Oct. 30) - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.