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Why are certain state senators and representatives in such a rush to legalize the drug marijuana? What's the hurry?

Guardians of our public safety such as police chiefs and psychiatrists are urging caution and even delay, worried that a rush to legalization will encourage junior high school and high school kids to consume pot unhealthily. This would lead to an increase in the incidents of impaired driving.

Stop using the excuse that you want to gain money for the state. Chicago-area politicians will steal it anyway. Responsible parents do not want their kids addicted to pot.

James R. Bourke, Normal


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