Pubdate: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2012 Los Angeles Times
Author: Ambrose Bruce Terrence


Re "L.A. to order all pot shops closed," July 25

A drug is being sold in our great city that results in thousands of 
deaths each year and is a root cause of homelessness, mental illness, 
lost jobs and a host of different crimes. And get this: The drug is 
available for purchase by anyone over 21 in restaurants and stores in 
nearly every neighborhood.

I trust that the city will now use its overstretched resources to 
attack the vendors of alcohol. It won't waste its crime-fighting 
establishment's time on attacking pot stores and re-creating a 
criminal class of pot salespeople, will it?

I realize we have a perfectly functioning city with high-quality 
education, little pollution, efficient public transportation and an 
abundance of parks. Still, is focusing on closing pot stores really 
the best use of what we have?

Ambrose Bruce Terrence

Marina del Rey
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