Pubdate: Sun, 14 Jun 2015
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Los Angeles Times
Author: Ron Garber


After reading the op-ed article on the ills of marijuana 
legalization, I took away something entirely different than Bennett 
and Leibsohn intended.

They point out that arrests for alcohol-related offenses exceed that 
of all drug offenses by half a million. Thatwould lead one to believe 
that rather than coming downon marijuana, as Bennett and Leibsohn 
want, we should criminalize alcohol.

I'm not naive. I know what happened the last time we tried that, but 
I can't help but feel that one person's vice is no better or worse 
than another's. Of all the social issues, this is the only one that 
perplexes me.

While I don't advocate legalizing marijuana, I don't see howit is 
right for it to not have the same status as alcohol.

Ron Garber

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