The drug war needs to end. If the AJC investigated, it would likely
find most of the violence is drug war-related. The police are doing
the job they were given. You may not like the way they do it, but do
not blame them for doing their highly dangerous job. Either make drugs
legal, or let the government compete with the drug lords by taking
confiscated drugs and giving them free to drug addicts in a special
recovery program. If drugs are free or legal, there is no reason for
drug lords to exist. They cannot compete with free. This is the way to
end most of the violence and social injustice. Not all of it, I am
sorry to say, but it would be a start.
L.O. COX, CONYERS
Johns Creek officials disagreed on decriminalization of marijuana
during a Monday meeting. City Council members opposed to a reduced
penalty for simple possession said they were concerned that marijuana
is a gateway to more dangerous drugs.
Council members Chris Coughlin, Erin Elwood and Stephanie Endres
proposed that a person in possession of less than one ounce of
cannabis face no jail time and a fine of not more than $75.
The current fine for simple possession is up to one year in prison and
a $1,000 fine.
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