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US MA: PUB LTE: Prohibition Still Fails

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URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n743/a04.html

Newshawk: _www.MassCann.org_ (http://www.masscann.org/)

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Pubdate: Thu, 29 Dec 2011

Source: Boston Herald (MA)

Copyright: 2011 The Boston Herald, Inc

Contact: letterstoeditor@bostonherald.com

Website: http://news.bostonherald.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/53

Note: Prints only very short LTEs.

Author: Karen Hawkes

Referenced: Editorial: Generation up in smoke

http://www.mapinc.or...1/n737/a02.html

 

 

 

 

 

PROHIBITION STILL FAILS

 

The Herald is right to be alarmed by the many teens using marijuana, but the cause is the prohibition on the drug, not the movement to legalize it ( " Generation up in smoke?" Dec. 27 ). The same federal survey also found that teen use of alcohol and tobacco - two legal and age-regulated substances - is sharply falling.

 

That teens have an easier time getting their hands on illegal marijuana than legal and regulated drugs shows that prohibition is ineffective in keeping our kids safe. Only by ending prohibition can we take marijuana ( and its profits ) away from street dealers and begin to control its use and distribution.

 

- - Karen Hawkes, Rowley The writer is a retired state trooper active with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

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