Monday, October 20, 2008

Save $30 million - decriminalize marijuana!

A Boston Globe article this morning about Dictrict Attorneys' opposition to decriminalizing an ounce or less marijuana happens to mention that three of the DAs admit to having smoked themselves! If they had been caught, none of them would be lawyers and district attorneys today.

The state could save $30 million a year by not running those arrested for simple possession through the criminal justice system, according to a senior lecturer in economics at Harvard University.

Studies of other states that have decriminalized marijuana have not shown an increase in marijuana use. Believe me, if there was any study that shows decriminalizing marijuana has bad consequences, the DAs would be talking about it big time.

Let's be smart and vote YES on Question Two.

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