Legalize it
Apr 18, 2017 | 1328 views | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

April 20 is National Pot Day, signifying that consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations.

Creative entrepreneurs will always provide the citizens’ desire, regardless of government approval. Consumers have voted with their dollars, making marijuana consumption a multibillion-dollar enterprise today.

Legalize it everywhere and add a sales tax. Revenues will more than cover the costs of any abuse.

Our tax dollars will be better used if police and judges spend more time prosecuting those who commit real crimes against individuals or property than going after those who consume or distribute marijuana.

What consenting adults consume, inhale, perform, read or view in the privacy of their own home or private social club isn’t the concern of government.

Individual economic and civil liberties prosper best when government stays out of both the bedroom and marketplace.

Sincerely,

Larry Penner

Great Neck

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