Pubdate: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2013 Los Angeles Times
Author: Julie-Beth Adele


Re "Holder plays catchup," Opinion, Aug. 13

Douglas A. Berman does not go far enough in his call to reduce the 
prison population.

The administration should stop pursuing medical marijuana providers 
altogether rather than "stop aggressively prosecuting" them. 
Marijuana's medicinal uses are myriad.

Additionally, many of the low-level drug offenders are only so 
because of the draconian marijuana laws and ignorance about it. 
Legalize the stuff; it is certainly not as bad as legal alcohol, 
which decimates individuals and families and hurts society.

Many of the war-on-drugs laws target minority groups. The lawmakers 
then were basically white men who, by the way, liquor up any time they please.

People claim we have but five senses, while they ignore our sixth - 
common sense.

Julie-Beth Adele

Long Beach
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