The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 26, 2014

Letter: Marijuana opponents’ arguments don’t hold up

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Gov. Fallin’s position against legal marijuana is indefensible. Cannabis is not destroying health and endangering public safety. Meth, cocaine, heroin, crack and whiskey do. Illegal drug dealers are only involved because marijuana is illegal. Until our sensible neighbors in Colorado made it legal, that is. Now people are driving or moving to Colorado. There goes all that tax revenue!

Republicans who fight their failed war on drugs are wrong. Whiskey brings in tax revenue, why not cannabis? Lotteries are legal. Why not rake in the taxes from regulated, licensed, legal cannabis sales?  

Folks, it just does not make sense to keep marijuana illegal. It is a mild, natural herb. There isn’t one good reason why it should be kept illegal. All I’ve read so far is that Republicans are “afraid”; no proof; no facts. Cannabis is a gentle, natural substance and also extremely valuable medically.

Nora Batty