U.S. marijuana policy is deadly

May 08, 2012

I just read about the 23 bodies found in Mexico due to drug wars. It makes me sick that people are dying for marijuana.

I don't smoke marijuana, but I did when I was younger and almost everyone I know did.

How do we justify our drug policy that kills people in our neighboring country? Legalizing marijuana would end this travesty. Didn't we learn anything from prohibition? Or are we so callous because it only kills people in another country and the poor of our country?

The only moral issue here is ignoring the suffering of others — not the use of this relatively harmless drug!

David Schamp

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