I strongly oppose legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana on the federal stage (“The High Price of Federal Marijuana Legalization” by Kevin Sabet, op-ed, Aug. 25). It ought to be handled as an opiate, resembling codeine, and be made obtainable solely by prescription. Each are mind-altering addictive medication.
In California, the place cigarette promoting is tightly restricted, I’ve seen enticing billboards promoting marijuana dispensaries in plain view of underage children using in automobiles. This creates an ungainly scenario, however it’s completely authorized. And since it’s authorized, firms face authorized difficulties in firing workers who use marijuana on the job or at lunch breaks. Marijuana use impacts job efficiency as a result of it’s mind-altering.
If difficulties come up on the state stage, a household or enterprise can all the time transfer to a different state. If marijuana is legalized on the federal stage, there can be no escape.
William B. Bingham
Fountain Valley, Calif.