Friday, September 3, 2010

No on Prop 19: Wholesale pot legalization a lousy idea

The Gilroy Dispatch (Gilroy, CA) September 2, 2010
Dispatch Editorial Board

"Nine of 10 states having the highest levels of past-month illicit drug use among persons age 12 or older also had the highest levels of past-month marijuana use (in alphabetical order: Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington).

That's directly from a report issued by the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association.

It points out why California voters should make sure Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, which would legalize marijuana use, goes up in smoke this November. Our society really doesn't need to legalize another drug that involves such serious debate on health issues."  Read more.

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