Letters, Feb. 19, 1979

Pot and Coke

To the Editors:

Legalize marijuana [Jan. 29]. Think of the advantages: a new taxable market, a reduction in the trade deficit (by growing and consuming domestic crops) and an end to all the corruption and violence that come with imported pot.

B.A. Walker Glen Ellyn, III.

The money currently being squandered on marijuana and cocaine law enforcement would go a long way toward financing a national health insurance program. The money would be better spent promoting life than artificially supporting a criminal underground.

Alan Baldwin Cobalt, Idaho

Marijuana and cocaine are the deep-rooted substances of cultures that have existed far longer than...

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