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Mar 22, 2004 11:21 ETBack | Print Article
 Guest Name:MattEmail:  
In regards to an earlier message about the legalization of marijuana, I feel that the basic ideas about marijuana have not been considered. Sure, perhaps there will be less organized crime if marijuana is to become legal, but what sort of impression would this legalization leave on kids who aren't using pot for the sole reason that it is illegal. I feel that legalizing this product will create an idea in kids' mind that it is okay to do... exactly like alcohol has done. Regardless of legalization, the crimes will still remain once people consider possibly selling the substance at a cheaper cost than government... Also, whoever wants to get pot does so very easily. Therefore there is absolutely nothing to gain from legalization but negative effects.