Pubdate: Tue, 05 Apr 2016
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2016 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.
Author: Haddeel Albaiz


Along with most Massachusetts businesses, I too am against the 
legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts ("Biz not buzzed over 
legal pot," March 29). While legalization would lead to growth for 
certain businesses and in the state's overall wealth, it would have a 
poor effect on people's lives and the state overall.

Marijuana legalization would lead to negative effects to the people 
who sell it, buy it and use it as well. Backers of legalization say 
pot should be regulated like alcohol. However, there are already 
severe impacts on health due to alcohol, including the societal cost 
of addiction.

This state should be about more than money and business. We should be 
about protecting people's health as well.

- - Haddeel Albaiz, Cambridge
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