Pubdate: Fri, 22 May 2015
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Hearst Communications Inc.
Author: Vernon Burton


Regarding "Legal pot's big issue: what about schoolkids?" (May 20): 
Here we go again. Every time the issue of legalizing marijuana comes 
up, we get the bogus, hand-wringing about "the children." We are 
awash in liquor stores and bars on practically every street corner. 
But somehow, the nervous nellies seem to shrug and the children seem 
to survive. It is time for those self-appointed, guardians of our 
youth to redirect their energy toward something like homelessness, 
hunger, and police brutality. Like gay marriage (something else they 
opposed), pot legalization is here to stay.

Vernon Burton, San Leandro
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