Legalize marijuana


Re the Jan 31 article, Police find pot lab inside empty pool in Homestead: It’s not right for police departments to use the local TV news and newspapers to grandstand and act so righteously about their marijuana busts. I also find it hypocritical when neighbors around the marijuana bust act appalled. You need to look no further than your own liquor cabinet to find a worse drug. Probably at least half the cops that make drug busts go home and drink alcohol.

Back in the 1980s I drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. I found marijuana did not make me sick to my stomach, did not make me have a hangover and did not make me want to fight people like alcohol can. People who have done both in their lives know this. Let’s just legalize marijuana, using a vaporizer whenever possible to help eliminate carcinogens, use it responsibly and stop the hypocritical grandstanding.

Tim Cotter, Miami

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