Don’t treat marijuana users as criminals

Duncan – It astounds me that in this day and age we as a society are willing to throw people in jail for marijuana possession.

Our youth are being alienated every day and taught to hate police officers because society considers them criminals for smoking pot.

Yes, marijuana is a drug, and some people may abuse it, but pushing these people to the margins of society is no way to help. I put it to you that if the money that is now spent enforcing marijuana laws went to prevention, education and treatment, our society and communities would be far better off, and that’s not even mentioning the revenue that our government would be getting and taking away from organized crime. Monetary issues aside, ask yourself this… are we willing to lump people in with criminals for using marijuana?

David Wilson