Pubdate: Sat, 16 Apr 2016
Source: Boston Herald (MA)
Copyright: 2016 The Boston Herald, Inc
Note: Prints only very short LTEs.


Pot advocates have apparently decided that they can insult their way 
to victory in November.

And so they choose One Boston Day - a day aimed at encouraging random 
acts of kindness, a day when Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh 
would be laying wreaths in memory of the Boston Marathon bombing 
victims - to insult and disparage both men.

Leaders of the marijuana campaign gathered in front of the State 
House with a poster of Walsh and Baker and a cartoon bubble saying, 
"Our health policy: Drink more alcohol!"

That Walsh is a recovering alcoholic and a huge supporter of recovery 
efforts makes the sign particularly offensive.

Both officials, along with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, announced 
their own opposition to marijuana legalization Thursday and the 
formation of a coalition to fight the ballot effort.

Will Luzier, campaign manager for the pro-pot proposal, insisted that 
alcohol is "deadly," but marijuana "relatively benign" - an assertion 
that assumes those high on weed will be too busy munching Cheetos to 
ever get behind the wheel of a car.

Luzier's entitled to his opinion, but behaving like a jerk isn't much 
of a strategy.
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