Kevin Jones

We have laws; let’s just apply them to marijuana

RE: “Vermont ahead of curve on marijuana reform” [Letters, June 12]:

Regulate marijuana like tobacco! Marijuana is smoked and weighed, not drunk and poured. THC, the psychoactive compound in the plant, does not become more toxic with increased dosage, though more might be more potent. We do not regulate the amount of nicotine in tobacco.

Tobacco is also the only drug model where a demonstrable decrease has been facilitated through a tax-and-teach model, where high taxes and information based on science have effectively reduced use nationwide in all age groups.

We have laws for all concerns; all we need to do is apply them to cannabis now.

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