To the Editor:
Have you ever heard of anyone overdosing on marijuana?
How about traffic deaths from it?
Murder or robbery? Assault? Domestic violence?
The truth is, marijuana is a fairly benign drug that offers a path forward to quell the opioid epidemic in two ways: by freeing up time and money for police to focus on violent drug crimes by out-of-state offenders, and by offering addicts a new treatment option that has been deemed effective in diverting hard drug users from substances from out of state that cause social disruption, domestic violence, crime, addiction, and human misery.
Sensible drug policy requires us to vote Yes on 1. Legalizing marijuana is sensible policy.