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March 28, 2012

Letter to the Editor: High Cost of Legalizing Marijuana

by nampadmin

The Columbian  (Vancouver, WA)    Tuesday, march 27, 2012

I found it disturbing that the March 23 story “State: Pot initiative could generate $560M a year in taxes” would announce that the pot initiative could generate millions of dollars a year for the state coffers.

Yet, also in the same paper was a story “Houston drowned; cocaine, heart disease were factors,” concerning Whitney Houston’s tragic death, related to cocaine and marijuana use.

To those who support a marijuana legalization initiative for recreational use, I have one question: Is the savings we realize really worth the cost in human suffering, addiction and death?

Elwood Bonner

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