A dinosaur on marijuana legislation [Letter]

May 08, 2014

My former colleagues in police work made large amounts of overtime due to Maryland's marijuana prohibition, and commentator Sidney Rocke was correct that defense attorneys also make tons of money dealing with marijuana possession cases.

I am certain that defense attorneys in Colorado have a lot less to do now that people there have voted to deal with marijuana like beer. Yes, Del. Joseph F. Vallario Jr. is a dinosaur who needs to be retired ("A dictator in the House," May 5).

My profession should once again focus on public safety, not the personal safety of an adult who chooses a green plant instead of whiskey.

Howard Wooldridge

The writer is a retired detective and co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

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