Pubdate: Tue, 09 Aug 2016
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Hearst Communications Inc.
Author: Michael Haworth


Regarding "Pro-pot forces sue over ballot language" (Aug. 5): I don't 
believe those in favor of Proposition 64, the legalization of 
recreational marijuana, will be dissuaded by "TV commercials" and 
children targeted by ads for "marijuana gummy candy and brownies." 
The Public Policy Institute of California's latest poll shows 60 
percent in favor of legalization and 37 percent opposed.

Of those 60 percent, likely most, if not all, are now or have been 
recreational smokers, be it legal or not, and have already been 
exposed to the federal government's "Reefer Madness" form of 
propaganda for years. Besides, TV advertisement for marijuana, like 
hard liquor, is already banned by the federal government, and 
recreational marijuana will only be sold, as is liquor, to adults 
over 21, so children don't even enter the equation. The inevitability 
of legalization has surrounded us for decades.

President Obama, who has admitted smoking marijuana, agrees that it's 
less harmful than alcohol. When legal, the process of pardoning those 
California inmates incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana offenses, as 
Obama has recently done, can begin.

Michael Haworth, Vallejo
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