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Who's Irresponsible?

Here is a letter of mine published in today’s edition of the Boston Globe:

OBJECTING TO an earlier op-ed
that endorsed legalizing marijuana for medical use, Maro Sciacchitano
says that "it is irresponsible to promote policies that ignore the
illegal drug trade and the complex problems US recreational consumption
causes other countries" ("Pro-marijuana argument blows smoke," Letters, March 23).

I say to Mr. Sciacchitano: It is irresponsible to
promote policies that create a multibillion-dollar underground economy,
that further gang violence, police corruption, and deterioration of our
liberties, and that ignore the complex problems US drug-interdiction
efforts cause other countries.

Fairfax, Va.


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