Poll: War on marijuana not worth the cost

BY WALTER BROOKS

 

The war on pot is a bust

Suffolk University Poll: 67% say pot enforcement costs more than it is worth

A Suffolk University’s poll taken June 24 included more than just questions about Markey and Gomez. There was also a question about the drug war, and specifically the war on marijuana..

This writer believes that once our not-so-brave politicians explain the war on drugs’ true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. We should then treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.

Even Thomas Jefferson said, “‎Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”  And Conservative William F. Buckley said, “Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.”

 

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