Pubdate: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
Source: Oklahoman, The (OK)
Copyright: 2013 The Oklahoma Publishing Co.
Author: Howard Wooldridge
Page: 8A


Regarding "Woman fights to change hemp laws" (News, Oct. 13): As a
retired detective, I support the work and views of marijuana
legalization activist Norma Sapp. I can attest to the reduction in
public safety, as my colleagues spend large amounts of time chasing a
green plant, while pedophiles in chat rooms aren't being arrested. As
bad, or worse, teens in Oklahoma are shot and killed every year
because of marijuana prohibition. How? Hundreds of teens in Oklahoma
choose to sell marijuana - not alcohol, not cigarettes - and some will
be shot and killed every year. We need to legalize/regulate and tax
marijuana now.

Howard Wooldridge,

Dallas, Texas

Wooldridge is co-founder of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition).
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